Psalm 59-61 English Standard Version (ESV)
Deliver Me from My Enemies
To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam[a] of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him.
59 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
3 For behold, they lie in wait for my life;
6 Each evening they come back,
8 But you, O Lord, laugh at them;
11 Kill them not, lest my people forget;
14 Each evening they come back,
16 But I will sing of your strength;
He Will Tread Down Our Foes
To the choirmaster: according to Shushan Eduth. A Miktam[e] of David; for instruction; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and when Joab on his return struck down twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.
60 O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses;
4 You have set up a banner for those who fear you,
6 God has spoken in his holiness:[g]
9 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Lead Me to the Rock
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. Of David.
61 Hear my cry, O God,
4 Let me dwell in your tent forever!
6 Prolong the life of the king;
8 So will I ever sing praises to your name,
Acts 28:17-31 English Standard Version (ESV)
Paul in Rome
17 After three days he called together the local leaders of the Jews, and when they had gathered, he said to them, “Brothers, though I had done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers, yet I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans. 18 When they had examined me, they wished to set me at liberty, because there was no reason for the death penalty in my case. 19 But because the Jews objected, I was compelled to appeal to Caesar—though I had no charge to bring against my nation. 20 For this reason, therefore, I have asked to see you and speak with you, since it is because of the hope of Israel that I am wearing this chain.” 21 And they said to him, “We have received no letters from Judea about you, and none of the brothers coming here has reported or spoken any evil about you. 22 But we desire to hear from you what your views are, for with regard to this sect we know that everywhere it is spoken against.”
23 When they had appointed a day for him, they came to him at his lodging in greater numbers. From morning till evening he expounded to them, testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to convince them about Jesus both from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets. 24 And some were convinced by what he said, but others disbelieved. 25 And disagreeing among themselves, they departed after Paul had made one statement: “The Holy Spirit was right in saying to your fathers through Isaiah the prophet:
26 “‘Go to this people, and say,
28 Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen.”[a]
30 He lived there two whole years at his own expense,[b] and welcomed all who came to him, 31 proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.
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