2 In you, Lord, I have hoped; let me never be confounded. In your justice, deliver me.
3 Incline your ear to me. Hasten to rescue me. Be for me a protector God and a house of refuge, so as to accomplish my salvation.
4 For you are my strength and my refuge; and for the sake of your name, you will lead me and nourish me.
5 You will lead me out of this snare, which they have hidden for me. For you are my protector.
6 Into your hands, I commend my spirit. You have redeemed me, O Lord, God of truth.
7 You have hated those who practice emptiness to no purpose. But I have hoped in the Lord.
8 I will exult and rejoice in your mercy. For you have looked upon my humility; you have saved my soul from needfulness.
9 And you have not enclosed me in the hands of the enemy. You have set my feet in a spacious place.
10 Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am troubled. My eye has been disturbed by wrath, along with my soul and my gut.
11 For my life has fallen into sorrow, and my years into sighing. My virtue has been weakened in poverty, and my bones have been disturbed.
12 I have become a disgrace among all my enemies, and even more so to my neighbors, and a dread to my acquaintances. Those who catch sight of me, flee away from me.
13 I have become forgotten, like one dead to the heart. I have become like a damaged utensil.
14 For I have heard the harsh criticism of many who linger in the area. While assembled together against me in that place, they deliberated on how to take away my life.
15 But I have hoped in you, O Lord. I said, "You are my God."
16 My fate is in your hands. Rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from those who are persecuting me.
17 Shine your face upon your servant. Save me in your mercy.
18 Do not let me be confounded, Lord, for I have called upon you. Let the impious be ashamed and be drawn down into Hell.
19 May deceitful lips be silenced: those that speak iniquity against the just, in arrogance and in abusiveness.
20 How great is the multitude of your sweetness, O Lord, which you keep hidden for those who fear you, which you have perfected for those who hope in you, in the sight of the sons of men.
21 You hide them in the concealment of your face, from the disturbance of men. You protect them in your tabernacle, from the contradiction of tongues.
22 Blessed is the Lord. For he has shown his wonderful mercy to me, in a fortified city.
23 But I said in the excess of my mind: "I have been cast away from the glance of your eyes." And so, you heeded the voice of my prayer, while I was still crying out to you.
24 Love the Lord, all you his saints. For the Lord will require truth, and he will abundantly repay those who act with arrogance.
25 Act manfully, and let your heart be strengthened, all you who hope in the Lord.
13 Behold, my servant will understand; he will be exalted and lifted up, and he will be very sublime.
14 Just as they were stupefied over you, so will his countenance be without glory among men, and his appearance, among the sons of men.
15 He will sprinkle many nations; kings will close their mouth because of him. And those to whom he was not described, have seen. And those who have not heard, have considered.
1 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2 And he will rise up like a tender plant in his sight, and like a root from the thirsty ground. There is no beautiful or stately appearance in him. For we looked upon him, and there was no aspect, such that we would desire him.
3 He is despised and the least among men, a man of sorrows who knows infirmity. And his countenance was hidden and despised. Because of this, we did not esteem him.
4 Truly, he has taken away our weaknesses, and he himself has carried our sorrows. And we thought of him as if he were a leper, or as if he had been struck by God and humiliated.
5 But he himself was wounded because of our iniquities. He was bruised because of our wickedness. The discipline of our peace was upon him. And by his wounds, we are healed.
6 We have all gone astray like sheep; each one has turned aside to his own way. And the Lord has placed all our iniquity upon him.
7 He was offered up, because it was his own will. And he did not open his mouth. He will be led like a sheep to the slaughter. And he will be mute like a lamb before his shearer. For he will not open his mouth.
8 He was lifted up from anguish and judgment. Who will describe his life? For he has been cut off from the land of the living. Because of the wickedness of my people, I have struck him down.
9 And he will be given a place with the impious for his burial, and with the rich for his death, though he has done no iniquity, nor was deceit in his mouth.
10 But it was the will of the Lord to crush him with infirmity. If he lays down his life because of sin, he will see offspring with long lives, and the will of the Lord will be directed by his hand.
11 Because his soul has labored, he will see and be satisfied. By his knowledge, my just servant will himself justify many, and he himself will carry their iniquities.
12 Therefore, I will allot to him a great number. And he will divide the spoils of the strong. For he has handed over his life to death, and he was reputed among criminals. And he has taken away the sins of many, and he has prayed for the transgressors.
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