The Privileges of Dwelling in Zion
4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon among them thatknow me; behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia: this [man] was born there. 5 And of Zion it shall be said, This one and that one was born in her; and the Most High himself shall establish her. 6 Jehovah will count, when he inscribeth the peoples, This [man] was born there. Selah. 7 As well the singers as the dancers [shall say], All my springs are in thee.
A Prayer for Deliverance from Death
88 1 A Song, a Psalm for the sons of Korah. To the chief Musician. Upon Mahalath Leannoth. An instruction. Of Heman the Ezrahite. Jehovah, God of my salvation, I have cried by day [and] in the night before thee. 2 Let my prayer come before thee; incline thine ear unto my cry. 3 For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draweth nigh to Sheol. 4 I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no strength: 5 Prostrate among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave; whom thou rememberest no more, and who are cut off from thy hand. 6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in dark places, in the deeps. 7 Thy fury lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted [me] with all thy waves. Selah. 8 Thou hast put my familiar friends far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth. 9 Mine eye consumeth by reason of affliction. Upon thee, Jehovah, have I called every day; I have stretched out my hands unto thee.
10 Wilt thou do wonders to the dead? shall the shades arise and praise thee? Selah. 11 Shall thy loving-kindness be declared in the grave? thy faithfulness in Destruction? 12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 13 But as for me, Jehovah, I cry unto thee, and in the morning my prayer cometh before thee. 14 Why, O Jehovah, castest thou off my soul? [why] hidest thou thy face from me? 15 I am afflicted and expiring from my youth up; I suffer thy terrors, [and] I am distracted. 16 Thy fierce anger hath gone over me; thy terrors have brought me to nought: 17 They have surrounded me all the day like water; they have compassed me about together. 18 Lover and associate hast thou put far from me: my familiar friends are darkness.
13 1 Let every soul be subject to the authorities that are above [him]. For there is no authority except from God; and those that exist are set up by God. 2 So that he that sets himself in opposition to the authority resists the ordinance of God; and they who [thus] resist shall bring sentence of guilt on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to a good work, but to an evil [one]. Dost thou desire then not to be afraid of the authority? practise [what is] good, and thou shalt have praise from it; 4 for it is God's minister to thee for good. But if thou practisest evil, fear; for it bears not the sword in vain; for it is God's minister, an avenger for wrath to him that does evil. 5 Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only on account of wrath, but also on account of conscience. 6 For on this account ye pay tribute also; for they are God's officers, attending continually on this very thing.
7 Render to all their dues: to whom tribute [is due], tribute; to whom custom, custom; to whom fear, fear; to whom honour, honour. 8 Owe no one anything, unless to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not lust; and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10 Love works no ill to its neighbour; love therefore [is the] whole law.
11 This also, knowing the time, that it is already time that we should be aroused out of sleep; for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed. 12 The night is far spent, and the day is near; let us cast away therefore the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 13 As in the day, let us walk becomingly; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and lasciviousness, not in strife and emulation. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not take forethought for the flesh to [fulfil its] lusts.