He who scattered Israel is gathering him,
and will keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.
Let them all be confounded,
and turned back that hate Zion.
Let them be as the grass upon the housetops,
which withers before it grows up.
Destroy, O Lord,
and divide their tongues!
The scepter of the wicked will not remain
over the land allotted to the righteous…
For the Lord will not forsake his people,
for His great name’s sake,
because it has pleased the Lord
to make Israel His people.
1 Samuel 12:22
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
For He spoke, and it was done.
He commanded, and it stood fast.
The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
The plans of His heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand,
O You who save those who trust in You
From those who rise up against them.
Keep Israel as the apple of Your eye;
Hide them under the shadow of Your wings,
From the wicked who oppress them,
From their deadly enemies who surround them.
“If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,”
let Israel now say –
“If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,
When men rose up against us,
Then they would have swallowed us alive,
When their wrath was kindled against us;
Then the waters would have overwhelmed us,
The stream would have swept over our soul;
Then the swollen waters would have swept over our soul.”
Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth.
Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers;
The snare is broken, and we have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.