Bible: 1 Samuel 2:8-9

2:8 He lifts the weak 1  from the dust;

he raises 2  the poor from the ash heap

to seat them with princes

and to bestow on them an honored position. 3 

The foundations of the earth belong to the Lord,

and he has placed the world on them.

2:9 He watches over 4  his holy ones, 5 

but the wicked are made speechless in the darkness,

for it is not by one’s own strength that one prevails.

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