“2) Why should the heathen say, ‘Where is now their God?’
3) But our God is in the heavens: He has done whatsoever He has pleased.
4) Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
5) They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
6) They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:
7) They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
8) They that make them are like them; so is every one that trusts in them.”
“31) Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If you continue in My word, then are you My disciples indeed;
32) And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.
33) They answered Him, We are Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how say You, You will be made free?
34) Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin.
35) And the servant abides not in the house for ever: but the Son abides ever.
36) If the Son therefore will make you free, you will be free indeed.”
“1) I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me and heard my cry.
2) He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock and established my goings.
3) And He hath put a new song in my mouth; even praise unto our God; many shall see it and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.
4) Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
5) Many, O Lord my God, are Thy wonderful works which Thou hast done; and Thy thoughts which are directed toward us, they cannot be reckoned up in order unto Thee. If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
6) Sacrifice and offering Thou didst not desire; mine ears hast Thou opened; burnt offering and sin offering hast Thou not required.
7) Then said I, “Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me:
8) I delight to do Thy will, O my God; yea, Thy law is within my heart.”
9) I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; lo, I have not restrained my lips, O Lord, Thou knowest.
10) I have not hid Thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation; I have not concealed Thy lovingkindness and Thy truth from the great congregation.
11) Withhold not Thou Thy tender mercies from me, O Lord; let Thy lovingkindness and Thy truth continually preserve me.
12) For innumerable evils have compassed me about; mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up. They are more than the hairs of mine head; therefore my heart faileth me.
13) Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; O Lord, make haste to help me!
14) Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
15) Let them be desolate as a reward for their shame, that say unto me, “Aha, aha!”
16) Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee; let those that love Thy salvation say continually, “The Lord be magnified!”
17) But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh of me. Thou art my help and my deliverer; do not tarry, O my God!”
“1) I said, “I will take heed of my ways, that I sin not with my tongue; I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me.”
2) I was dumb with silence; I held my peace, even from good, and my sorrow was stirred.
3) My heart was hot within me; while I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue:
4) “Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is, that I may know how frail I am.
5) Behold, Thou hast made my days as a handbreadth, and mine age is as nothing before Thee; verily every man in his best state is altogether vanity. Selah
6) “Surely every man walketh in a vain show; surely they are disquieted in vain; he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
7) “And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in Thee.
8) Deliver me from all my transgressions; make me not the reproach of the foolish.
9) I was dumb, I opened not my mouth, because Thou didst it.
10) Remove Thy stroke away from me; I am consumed by the blow of Thine hand.
11) When with rebukes Thou dost correct man for iniquity, Thou makest his beauty to be consumed away like a moth; surely every man is vanity. Selah
12) “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not Thy peace at my tears; for I am a stranger with Thee and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
13) O spare me, that I may recover strength before I go hence and am no more.””