for evil men will lose their power, but the Lord sustains the godly.
Then from the wicked the light is withheld, and the arm raised in violence is broken.
Break the arm of the wicked and evil man! Hold him accountable for his wicked deeds, which he thought you would not discover.
As for me, you uphold me because of my integrity; you allow me permanent access to your presence.
Let me again experience the joy of your deliverance! Sustain me by giving me the desire to obey!
Sustain me as you promised, so that I will live. Do not disappoint 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.
"Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Look, it has not been bandaged for healing or set with a dressing so that it might become strong enough to grasp a sword.