The Lord sustains all who fall
And raises up all who are bowed down.
When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong,
Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind;
The Lord raises up those who are bowed down;
The Lord loves the righteous;
I am bent over and greatly bowed down;
I go mourning all day long.
Why are you in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become disturbed within me?
Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him
For the help of His presence.
If I should say, “My foot has slipped,”
Your lovingkindness, O Lord, will hold me up.
Uphold me that I may be safe,
That I may have regard for Your statutes continually.
And there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all.
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat;