You Yourself have recorded my wanderings. Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your records?
The ropes of death were wrapped around me, and the torments of Sheol overcame me; I encountered trouble and sorrow.
Perhaps the LORD will see my affliction and restore goodness to me instead of Shimei's curses today."
"Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of My people, 'This is what the LORD God of your ancestor David says: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I will heal you. On the third day [from now] you will go up to the LORD's temple.
My friends scoff at me as I weep before God.
During His earthly life, He offered prayers and appeals, with loud cries and tears, to the One who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence.
for I am
I am a stranger on earth; do not hide Your commands from me.
Your statutes are [the theme of] my song during my earthly life.
"The land is not to be permanently sold because it is Mine, and you are only foreigners and temporary residents on My land.
For we are foreigners and sojourners in Your presence as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.
Therefore, though we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord--
These all died in faith without having received the promises, but they saw them from a distance, greeted them, and confessed that they were foreigners and temporary residents on the earth.
And if you address as Father the One who judges impartially based on each one's work, you are to conduct yourselves in reverence during this time of temporary residence.
Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and temporary residents to abstain from fleshly desires that war against you.
Jacob said to Pharaoh, "My pilgrimage has lasted 130 years. My years have been few and hard, and they have not surpassed the years of my fathers during their pilgrimages."