Bible: Psalm 94:12-23

94:12 How blessed is the one 1  whom you instruct, O Lord,

the one whom you teach from your law,

94:13 in order to protect him from times of trouble, 2 

until the wicked are destroyed. 3 

94:14 Certainly 4  the Lord does not forsake his people;

he does not abandon the nation that belongs to him. 5 

94:15 For justice will prevail, 6 

and all the morally upright 7  will be vindicated. 8 

94:16 Who will rise up to defend me 9  against the wicked?

Who will stand up for me against the evildoers? 10 

94:17 If the Lord had not helped me,

I would have laid down in the silence of death. 11 

94:18 If I say, “My foot is slipping,”

your loyal love, O Lord, supports me.

94:19 When worries threaten to overwhelm me, 12 

your soothing touch makes me happy. 13 

94:20 Cruel rulers 14  are not your allies,

those who make oppressive laws. 15 

94:21 They conspire against 16  the blameless, 17 

and condemn to death the innocent. 18 

94:22 But the Lord will protect me, 19 

and my God will shelter me. 20 

94:23 He will pay them back for their sin. 21 

He will destroy them because of 22  their evil;

the Lord our God will destroy them.

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