for my victory comes from him.
my fortress where I will never be shaken.
all of them trying to kill me.
To them I’m just a broken-down wall
or a tottering fence.
They delight in telling lies about me.
They praise me to my face
but curse me in their hearts.
for my hope is in him.
my fortress where I will not be shaken.
He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.
Pour out your heart to him,
for God is our refuge.
and the powerful are not what they appear to be.
If you weigh them on the scales,
together they are lighter than a breath of air.
or put your hope in stealing.
And if your wealth increases,
don’t make it the center of your life.
and I have heard it many times:
Power, O God, belongs to you;
Surely you repay all people
according to what they have done.
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