A Prayer for Help against the Foe
60 1 To the chief Musician. On Shushan. Testimony. Michtam of David; to teach: when he strove with the Syrians of Mesopotamia, and the Syrians of Zobah, and Joab returned, and smote the Edomites in the valley of salt, twelve thousand. O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased: restore us again. 2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble, thou hast rent it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh. 3 Thou hast shewn thy people hard things; thou hast made us to drink the wine of bewilderment. 4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth, (Selah,) 5 That thy beloved ones may be delivered. Save with thy right hand, and answer me.
6 God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. 7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine, and Ephraim is the strength of my head; Judah is my law-giver; 8 Moab is my wash-pot; upon Edom will I cast my sandal; Philistia, shout aloud because of me. 9 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me unto Edom? 10 [Wilt] not thou, O God, who didst cast us off? and didst not go forth, O God, with our armies? 11 Give us help from trouble; for vain is man's deliverance. 12 Through God we shall do valiantly; and he it is that will tread down our adversaries.
Confidence in God's Protection
61 1 To the chief Musician. On a stringed instrument. [A Psalm] of David. Hear, O God, my cry; attend unto my prayer. 2 From the end of the earth will I call unto thee, when my eart is overwhelmed: thou wilt lead me on to a rock which is too high for me. 3 For thou hast been a refuge for me, a strong tower from before the enemy. 4 I will sojourn in thy tent for ever; I will take refuge in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows; thou hast given [me] the inheritance of those that fear thy name. 6 Thou wilt add days to the days of the king: his years shall be as many generations. 7 He shall abide before God for ever: bestow loving-kindness and truth, that they may preserve him. 8 So will I sing forth thy name for ever, performing my vows from day to day.
God the Only Refuge
62 1 To the chief Musician. On Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. Upon God alone doth my soul rest peacefully; from him is my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; my high fortress: I shall not be greatly moved. 3 How long will ye assail a man; will ye [seek], all of you, to break him down as a bowing wall or a tottering fence? 4 They only consult to thrust [him] down from his excellency; they delight in lies; they bless with their mouth, but in their inward part they curse. Selah. 5 Upon God alone, O my soul, rest peacefully; for my expectation is from him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation; my high fortress: I shall not be moved. 7 With God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
8 Confide in him at all times, ye people; pour out your heart before him: God is our refuge. Selah. 9 Men of low degree are only vanity; men of high degree, a lie: laid in the balance, they go up together [lighter] than vanity. 10 Put not confidence in oppression, and become not vain in robbery; if wealth increase, set not your heart upon it. 11 Once hath God spoken, twice have I heard this, that strength [belongeth] unto God. 12 And unto thee, O Lord, [belongeth] loving-kindness; for thou renderest to every man according to his work.
Results of Justification
5 1 Therefore having been justified on the principle of faith, we have peace towards God through our Lord Jesus Christ; 2 by whom we have also access by faith into this favour in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only [that], but we also boast in tribulations, knowing that tribulation works endurance; 4 and endurance, experience; and experience, hope; 5 and hope does not make ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by [the] Holy Spirit which has been given to us:
6 for we being still without strength, in [the] due time Christ has died for [the] ungodly. 7 For scarcely for [the] just [man] will one die, for perhaps for [the] good [man] some one might also dare to die; 8 but God commends his love to us, in that, we being still sinners, Christ has died for us. 9 Much rather therefore, having been now justified in [the power of] his blood, we shall be saved by him from wrath. 10 For if, being enemies, we have been reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much rather, having been reconciled, we shall be saved in [the power of] his life. 11 And not only [that], but [we are] making our boast in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom now we have received the reconciliation.
Adam and Christ
12 For this [cause], even as by one man sin entered into the world, and by sin death; and thus death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13 (for until law sin was in [the] world; but sin is not put to account when there is no law; 14 but death reigned from Adam until Moses, even upon those who had not sinned in the likeness of Adam's transgression, who is [the] figure of him to come. 15 But [shall] not the act of favour [be] as the offence? For if by the offence of one the many have died, much rather has the grace of God, and the free gift in grace, which [is] by the one man Jesus Christ, abounded unto the many. 16 And [shall] not as by one that has sinned [be] the gift? For the judgment [was] of one to condemnation, but the act of favour, of many offences unto justification. 17 For if by the offence of the one death reigned by the one, much rather shall those who receive the abundance of grace, and of the free gift of righteousness, reign in life by the one Jesus Christ:) 18 so then as [it was] by one offence towards all men to condemnation, so by one righteousness towards all men for justification of life. 19 For as indeed by the disobedience of the one man the many have been constituted sinners, so also by the obedience of the one the many will be constituted righteous. 20 But law came in, in order that the offence might abound; but where sin abounded grace has overabounded, 21 in order that, even as sin has reigned in [the power of] death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.