The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD, their refuge in a time of distress.
The LORD helps and delivers them; He will deliver them from the wicked and will save them because they take refuge in Him.
For He stands at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those who would condemn him.
Then I will make you a fortified wall of bronze to this people. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
I will deliver you from the power of evil people and redeem you from the control of the ruthless.
For I have heard the gossip of the multitudes, "Terror is on every side! Report [him]; let's report him!" Everyone I trusted watches for my fall. "Perhaps he will be deceived so that we might prevail against him and take our vengeance on him."
But the LORD is with me like a violent warrior. Therefore, my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. Since they have not succeeded, they will be utterly shamed, an everlasting humiliation that will never be forgotten.
But when they hand you over, don't worry about how or what you should speak. For you will be given what to say at that hour,
Then the Lord said to Paul in a night vision, "Don't be afraid, but keep on speaking and don't be silent.
For I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you to hurt you, because I have many people in this city."
The following night, the Lord stood by him and said, "Have courage! For as you have testified about Me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome."
For this night an angel of the God I belong to and serve stood by me,
saying, 'Don't be afraid, Paul. You must stand before Caesar. And, look! God has graciously given you all those who are sailing with you.'
Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.
Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel: I will help you-- the LORD's declaration. Your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may reside in me.
for I will give you such words and a wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.
But the Lord said to him, "Go! For this man is My chosen instrument to carry My name before Gentiles, kings, and the sons of Israel.
I will rescue you from the people and from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you,
to open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.'
Now to Him who has power to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the sacred secret kept silent for long ages,
but now revealed and made known through the prophetic Scriptures, according to the command of the eternal God, to advance the obedience of faith among all nations--
This grace was given to me-- the least of all the saints!-- to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches of the Messiah,
Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has actually resulted in the advancement of the gospel,
so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard, and to everyone else, that my imprisonment is for Christ.
Most of the brothers in the Lord have gained confidence from my imprisonment and dare even more to speak the message fearlessly.
Save me from the mouth of the lion! You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen.
A king's terrible wrath is like the roaring of a lion; anyone who provokes him endangers himself.
A wicked ruler over a helpless people is like a roaring lion or a charging bear.
I have struck down your children in vain; they would not accept discipline. Your own sword has devoured your prophets like a ravaging lion.
My God sent His angel and shut the lions' mouths. They haven't hurt me, for I was found innocent before Him. Also, I have not committed a crime against you my king."
He rescues and delivers; He performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth, for He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions."
who by faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,
Be sober! Be on the alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.
then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,