A prayer of Moses, the man of God. O Lord, you have been our protector through all generations!
The everlasting God is a refuge, and underneath you are his eternal arms; he has driven out enemies before you, and has said, "Destroy!"
Be my protector and refuge, a stronghold where I can be safe! For you are my high ridge and my stronghold.
"Therefore say: 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: Although I have removed them far away among the nations and have dispersed them among the countries, I have been a little sanctuary for them among the lands where they have gone.'
This is the blessing Moses the man of God pronounced upon the Israelites before his death.
As for you, the one who lives in the shelter of the sovereign One, and resides in the protective shadow of the mighty king --
And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has in us. God is love, and the one who resides in love resides in God, and God resides in him.
And the Lord said, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."
The Lord spoke to Moses:
Just then a prophet from Judah, sent by the Lord, arrived in Bethel, as Jeroboam was standing near the altar ready to offer a sacrifice.
A well-written song by Ethan the Ezrachite. I will sing continually about the Lord's faithful deeds; to future generations I will proclaim your faithfulness.
For you have taken refuge in the Lord, my shelter, the sovereign One.
He will become a sanctuary, but a stone that makes a person trip, and a rock that makes one stumble -- to the two houses of Israel. He will become a trap and a snare to the residents of Jerusalem.
But you, as a person dedicated to God, keep away from all that. Instead pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness.