A very wonder, have I been unto many, Seeing that, thou, hast been my strong refuge,
Lo! I and the children whom Yahweh hath given me, are for signs and for wonders in Israel, - from Yahweh of hosts, who is making his habitation in Mount Zion.
For I think that, God, hath set forth, us the apostles, to be last of all, as men devoted to death, - in that, a spectacle, have we been made, unto the world, - both unto messengers and unto men.
For thou hast been, A Refuge to me, A Tower of Strength, from the face of the foe.
Upon God, depend my salvation and mine honour, My rock of strength, my refuge, are in God.
Look to the right hand and see, that there is none that, for me, hath regard, - Escape is lost to me, There is no one to care for my life.
O Yahweh, my strength, and my refuge, and my place to fly to, in the day of distress, - Unto thee, shall nations come in, out of the ends of the earth, that they may say - Surely! Falsehood, did our fathers inherit, Vanity, among whom is none that can profit:
And Symeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother - Lo! this one, is being set for the falling and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign to be spoken against;
And, looking at Peter's boldness of speech, and John's, and having discovered that they were unlettered and obscure men, they began to marvel, recognising them also, that they had been with Jesus;
On every side, pressed hard, but not hemmed in, without a way, but not without a by-way,
through glory and dishonour, through bad report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true,