The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow To cast down the afflicted and the needy, To slay those who are upright in conduct.
He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him; He has violated his covenant.
Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
Blessed be the LORD, For He has made marvelous His lovingkindness to me in a besieged city.
Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident.
for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city."
New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org