31 For the Lord your God is a merciful(A) God; he will not abandon(B) or destroy(C) you or forget(D) the covenant with your ancestors, which he confirmed to them by oath.

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28 For the Lord loves the just
    and will not forsake his faithful ones.(A)

Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[a];
    the offspring of the wicked will perish.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 37:28 See Septuagint; Hebrew They will be protected forever

I will obey your decrees;
    do not utterly forsake me.(A)

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17 “The poor and needy search for water,(A)
    but there is none;
    their tongues are parched with thirst.(B)
But I the Lord will answer(C) them;
    I, the God of Israel, will not forsake(D) them.

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12 They will be called(A) the Holy People,(B)
    the Redeemed(C) of the Lord;
and you will be called Sought After,
    the City No Longer Deserted.(D)

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Why are you like a man taken by surprise,
    like a warrior powerless to save?(A)
You are among(B) us, Lord,
    and we bear your name;(C)
    do not forsake(D) us!

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