The Lord keeps all who love Him,
But all the wicked He will destroy.
Hate evil, you who love the Lord,
Who preserves the souls of His godly ones;
He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
O love the Lord, all you His godly ones!
The Lord preserves the faithful
And fully recompenses the proud doer.
but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.
You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked;
You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
The wicked will return to Sheol,
Even all the nations who forget God.
For the Lord loves justice
And does not forsake His godly ones;
They are preserved forever,
But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.
“Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.