Have mercy on me, God, have mercy, for in you I have placed my trust. Even in the shadow of your wings will I find my refuge until this calamity passes.
With his feathers he will cover you, under his wings you will find safety. His truth is your shield and armor.
Come, my people, enter your rooms and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by.
May the LORD repay you for your work, and may a full reward be given you from the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge."
How precious is your gracious love, God! The children of men take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
Have mercy on me, God, because men have harassed me. Those who oppress me have fought against me all day long.
Kiss the son before he becomes angry, and you die where you stand. Indeed, his wrath can flare up quickly. How blessed are those who take refuge in him. A Davidic Psalm, when he fled from his son Absalom.
Those who know your name will trust you, for you have not forsaken those who seek you, LORD.
As for me, I have trusted in your gracious love, my heart will rejoice in your deliverance.
Show forth your gracious love, save those who take refuge in you from those who rebel against your sovereign power.
Save me from my enemies, my God! Keep me safe from those who rise up against me.
Let me make my home in your tent forever; let me hide under the shelter of your wings. Interlude
As for me, LORD, may my prayer to you come at a favorable time. God, in the abundance of your gracious love, answer me with your sure deliverance.
The one who lives in the shelter of the Most High, who rests in the shadow of the Almighty,
"LORD, you are my refuge!" Because you chose the Most High as your dwelling place,
May your gracious love comfort me in accordance with your promise to your servant.
Those who are trusting in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be overthrown. They remain forever.
Who among you fears the LORD, obeying the voice of his servant, who among you walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD, and rely upon his God.
If those days hadn't been limited, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, those days will be limited.
As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There won't be death anymore. There won't be any grief, crying, or pain, because the first things have disappeared."
David left from there and escaped to the Cave of Adullam. His brothers and all his father's family heard about this and went down to him there.
He came to the sheepfolds beside the road. There was a cave there, and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were sitting in the inner recesses of the cave.
Then David got up, went out of the cave, and called out to Saul: "Your majesty!" Saul looked behind him, and David bowed down with his face to the ground and prostrated himself.
How is it that by remaining silent you can speak righteously? How can you judge people fairly?
In just a little while, my fury will come to an end, and my anger then will be directed to their destruction.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones to death those who have been sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you people were unwilling!
Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, you'll cry and mourn, but the world will rejoice. You'll be deeply distressed, but your pain will turn into joy.