Many say about me, "There is no help for him in God." Selah
How long, exalted men, will my honor be insulted? [How long] will you love what is worthless and pursue a lie? Selah
Everyone who sees me mocks me; they sneer and shake their heads:
"He relies on the LORD; let Him rescue him; let the LORD deliver him, since He takes pleasure in him."
My adversaries taunt me, as if crushing my bones, while all day long they say to me, "Where is your God?"
before his colleagues and the powerful men of Samaria, and said, "What are these pathetic Jews doing? Can they restore [it] by themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they ever finish it? Can they bring these burnt stones back to life from the mounds of rubble?"
Then Tobiah the Ammonite, who was beside him, said, "Indeed, even if a fox climbed up what they are building, he would break down their stone wall!"
Listen, our God, for we are despised. Make their insults return on their own heads and let them be taken as plunder to a land of captivity.
"Say this to Hezekiah king of Judah: 'Don't let your God, whom you trust, deceive you by saying that Jerusalem won't be handed over to the king of Assyria.
Look, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the countries; they destroyed them completely. Will you be rescued?
"Because you said: These two nations and two lands will be mine, and we will possess them-- though the LORD was there--
Now if you're ready, when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, fall down and worship the statue I made. But if you don't worship it, you will immediately be thrown into a furnace of blazing fire-- and who is the god who can rescue you from my power?"
and saying, "The One who would demolish the sanctuary and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross!"
In the same way the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked Him and said,
"He saved others, but He cannot save Himself! He is the King of Israel! Let Him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in Him.
He has put His trust in God; let God rescue Him now-- if He wants Him! For He said, 'I am God's Son.'"
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us.