A. M. 2943. B.C. 1061. Al-tas-chith
Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.
I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.
1 Samuel 22:1
David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him.
1 Samuel 24:3
And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.
1 Samuel 24:8
David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself.
Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.
Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!
For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.