For it is written “the lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. For those who know your name trust in you for you lord have never forsaken those who seek you.” For he avenges blood, he does not ignore the cries of the afflicted.”
The lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. My god is my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield and the hort of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the lord who is worthy of praise. In my distress I call to the lord, I cry to God for my help. He shields all who take refuge in him.
He trains my hands for battle, my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You make your saving help my shield and your right hand sustains me. Your help has made me great. You armed me with strength for battle. You humbled my adversaries before me. You made my enemies turn their backs in flight and destroyed my foes. The lord lives, praise be to my rock.
The lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand. We trust in the name of the lord our god.
Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies, your right hand will seize your foes. When you appear for battle, you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace.Guard my life and rescue me, do not let me be put to shame for I take refuge in you.
The lord is my light and my salvation whom shall i fear? The lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and foes who will stumble and fall. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling, he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.
The lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in him and he helps me. The lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvations for his annointed one. Deliver me in your righteousness.
You are my hiding place, you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
The lords unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.
You give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. In god we make our boat all day long, and we will praise your name forever.
It is you who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon fit for its work. It is you who have created the destroyer to wreak havoc. No weapon forged against you will prosper and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is our heritage as servants of the lord and our vindication from you. Do not be afraid for he is with me. All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced. Those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. For the lord your god will take hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear for he will help you. Do not be afraid. He will turn the darkness into light.
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Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side,ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”