If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm(A) will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels(B) concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;(C)
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.(D)
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.(E)

14 “Because he[a] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.(F)
16 With long life(G) I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.(H)

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  1. Psalm 91:14 That is, probably the king

17 After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer(A) and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom(B) came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).(C)

18 Then Melchizedek(D) king of Salem(E) brought out bread(F) and wine.(G) He was priest of God Most High,(H) 19 and he blessed Abram,(I) saying,

“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,(J)
    Creator of heaven and earth.(K)
20 And praise be to God Most High,(L)
    who delivered your enemies into your hand.”

Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.(M)

21 The king of Sodom(N) said to Abram, “Give me the people and keep the goods(O) for yourself.”

22 But Abram said to the king of Sodom,(P) “With raised hand(Q) I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God Most High,(R) Creator of heaven and earth,(S) 23 that I will accept nothing belonging to you,(T) not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’ 24 I will accept nothing but what my men have eaten and the share that belongs to the men who went with me—to Aner, Eshkol and Mamre.(U) Let them have their share.”

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Accept one another,(A) then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews[a](B) on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises(C) made to the patriarchs might be confirmed and, moreover, that the Gentiles(D) might glorify God(E) for his mercy. As it is written:

“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles;
    I will sing the praises of your name.”[b](F)

10 Again, it says,

“Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.”[c](G)

11 And again,

“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles;
    let all the peoples extol him.”[d](H)

12 And again, Isaiah says,

“The Root of Jesse(I) will spring up,
    one who will arise to rule over the nations;
    in him the Gentiles will hope.”[e](J)

13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace(K) as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.(L)

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  1. Romans 15:8 Greek circumcision
  2. Romans 15:9 2 Samuel 22:50; Psalm 18:49
  3. Romans 15:10 Deut. 32:43
  4. Romans 15:11 Psalm 117:1
  5. Romans 15:12 Isaiah 11:10 (see Septuagint)

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