Who is among you that fears the Lord, That obeys the voice of His servant, That walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.
The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.
Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
They were helped against them, and the Hagrites and all who were with them were given into their hand; for they cried out to God in the battle, and He answered their prayers because they trusted in Him.
O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”
They rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the Lord your God and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed.”
“ Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.
“Behold, I go forward but He is not there, And backward, but I cannot perceive Him;
When His lamp shone over my head, And by His light I walked through darkness;
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Who is the man who fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.
The secret of the Lord is for those who fear Him, And He will make them know His covenant.
I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.
A Song of Ascents. How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways.
My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, And all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.
The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
“The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.
“ Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations.
He has made My mouth like a sharp sword, In the shadow of His hand He has concealed Me; And He has also made Me a select arrow, He has hidden Me in His quiver.
The Lord God has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.
As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, As He will bear their iniquities.
Therefore justice is far from us, And righteousness does not overtake us; We hope for light, but behold, darkness, For brightness, but we walk in gloom.
He has driven me and made me walk In darkness and not in light.
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.
But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.
Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who esteem His name.
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “ I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.
For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;
And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,
casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.