For the Lord will not abandon His people,
Nor will He forsake His inheritance.
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.
For the Lord loves justice
And does not forsake His godly ones;
They are preserved forever,
But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.
“For the Lord’s portion is His people;
Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.
Who is the man who desires life
And loves length of days that he may see good?
They crush Your people, O Lord,
And afflict Your heritage.
But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me,
And the Lord has forgotten me.”
The portion of Jacob is not like these;
For the Maker of all is He,
And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance;
The Lord of hosts is His name.
and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own good and for the good of their children after them.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;
and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”