The Lord is a refuge(A) for the oppressed,(B)
    a stronghold in times of trouble.(C)
10 Those who know your name(D) trust in you,
    for you, Lord, have never forsaken(E) those who seek you.(F)

11 Sing the praises(G) of the Lord, enthroned in Zion;(H)
    proclaim among the nations(I) what he has done.(J)
12 For he who avenges blood(K) remembers;
    he does not ignore the cries of the afflicted.(L)

13 Lord, see how my enemies(M) persecute me!
    Have mercy(N) and lift me up from the gates of death,(O)
14 that I may declare your praises(P)
    in the gates of Daughter Zion,(Q)
    and there rejoice in your salvation.(R)

15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug;(S)
    their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.(T)
16 The Lord is known by his acts of justice;
    the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.[a](U)
17 The wicked go down to the realm of the dead,(V)
    all the nations that forget God.(W)
18 But God will never forget the needy;
    the hope(X) of the afflicted(Y) will never perish.

19 Arise,(Z) Lord, do not let mortals triumph;(AA)
    let the nations be judged(AB) in your presence.
20 Strike them with terror,(AC) Lord;
    let the nations know they are only mortal.(AD)

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  1. Psalm 9:16 The Hebrew has Higgaion and Selah (words of uncertain meaning) here; Selah occurs also at the end of verse 20.

Saul’s Growing Fear of David

18 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan(A) became one in spirit with David, and he loved(B) him as himself.(C) From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. And Jonathan made a covenant(D) with David because he loved him as himself. Jonathan took off the robe(E) he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt.(F)

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25 “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.(A) 26 People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.(B) 27 At that time they will see the Son of Man(C) coming in a cloud(D) with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”(E)

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