Do not be far from me, because distress is near
and there is no one to help.
He broke their spirits with hard labor;
they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
“Curse Meroz,” says the Angel of the Lord,
“Bitterly curse her inhabitants,
for they did not come to help the Lord,
to help the Lord against the mighty warriors.”
2 Kings 14:26
For the Lord saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter. There was no one to help Israel, neither bond nor free.
?ZayinDuring the days of her affliction and homelessness
Jerusalem remembers all her precious belongings
that were hers in days of old.
When her people fell into the adversary’s hand,
she had no one to help.
The adversaries looked at her,
laughing over her downfall.
?AyinAll the while our eyes were failing
as we looked in vain for assistance;
we watched from our towers
for a nation that refused to help.
Since I cannot help myself,
the hope for success has been banished from me.
Now this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, plenty of food, and comfortable security, but didn’t support the poor and needy.
Anyone who is not with Me is against Me, and anyone who does not gather with Me scatters.
He will pitch his royal tents between the sea and the beautiful holy mountain, but he will meet his end with no one to help him.
I will destroy you, Israel;
you have no help but Me.
When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary and worn out, like sheep without a shepherd.
But you say, ‘Whoever tells his father or mother, “Whatever benefit you might have received from me is a gift committed to the temple”—
They tie up heavy loads that are hard to carry and put them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves aren’t willing to lift a finger to move them.
Then He said: “Woe also to you experts in the law! You load people with burdens that are hard to carry, yet you yourselves don’t touch these burdens with one of your fingers.
I will also scatter all the attendants who surround him and all his troops to every direction of the wind, and I will draw a sword to chase after them.
“Sir,” the sick man answered, “I don’t have a man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I’m coming, someone goes down ahead of me.”
How you have helped the powerless
and delivered the arm that is weak!