Sustain me as you promised, so that I will live. Do not disappoint me!
My God, I trust in you. Please do not let me be humiliated; do not let my enemies triumphantly rejoice over me!
And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
for evil men will lose their power, but the Lord sustains the godly.
Even if he trips, he will not fall headlong, for the Lord holds his hand.
As for me, you uphold me because of my integrity; you allow me permanent access to your presence.
Look, God is my deliverer! The Lord is among those who support me.
My soul pursues you; your right hand upholds me.
If I say, "My foot is slipping," your loyal love, O Lord, supports me.
Don't be afraid, for I am with you! Don't be frightened, for I am your God! I strengthen you -- yes, I help you -- yes, I uphold you with my saving right hand!
"Here is my servant whom I support, my chosen one in whom I take pleasure. I have placed my spirit on him; he will make just decrees for the nations.
Israel will be delivered once and for all by the Lord; you will never again be ashamed or humiliated.
Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but (as if it were possible) by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,