For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them.
“ The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples,
Then I sent the hornet before you and it drove out the two kings of the Amorites from before you, but not by your sword or your bow.
Otherwise, you may say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.’
“ Terror and dread fall upon them; By the greatness of Your arm they are motionless as stone; Until Your people pass over, O Lord, Until the people pass over whom You have purchased.
If the Lord is pleased with us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us— a land which flows with milk and honey.
Because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them. And He personally brought you from Egypt by His great power,
Yet on your fathers did the Lord set His affection to love them, and He chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.
For the Lord will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the Lord has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.
Many are saying, “ Who will show us any good?” Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord!
Wondrously show Your lovingkindness, O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right hand From those who rise up against them.
Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand.
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.
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.
Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand? From within Your bosom, destroy them!
You have by Your power redeemed Your people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
It is burned with fire, it is cut down; They perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.
Who caused His glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moses, Who divided the waters before them to make for Himself an everlasting name,
Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel saying, ‘ Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.
“I have loved you,” says the Lord. But you say, “How have You loved us?” “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob;
And not only this, but there was Rebekah also, when she had conceived twins by one man, our father Isaac;
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;