For You are the God of my refuge. Why have You rejected me? Why must I go about in sorrow because of the enemy's oppression?
Don't discard me in my old age: as my strength fails, do not abandon me.
Even when I am old and gray, God, do not abandon me. Then I will proclaim Your power to [another] generation, Your strength to all who are to come.
Since You are banishing me today from the soil, and I must hide myself from Your presence and become a restless wanderer on the earth, whoever finds me will kill me."
but the LORD was gracious to them and had compassion on them and turned toward them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He was not willing to destroy them. Even now He has not banished them from His presence.
Therefore, the LORD was very angry with Israel, and He removed them from His presence. Only the tribe of Judah remained.
Even Judah did not keep the commandments of the LORD their God but lived according to the customs Israel had introduced.
So the LORD rejected all the descendants of Israel, afflicted them, and handed them over to plunderers until He had banished them from His presence.
When the LORD tore Israel from the house of David, Israel made Jeroboam son of Nebat king. Then Jeroboam led Israel away from following the LORD and caused them to commit great sin.
The Israelites persisted in all the sins that Jeroboam committed and did not turn away from them.
Finally, the LORD removed Israel from His presence just as He had declared through all His servants the prophets. So Israel has been exiled to Assyria from their homeland until today.
For the LORD had said, "I will also remove Judah from My sight just as I have removed Israel. I will reject this city Jerusalem, that I have chosen, and the temple about which I said, 'My name will be there.'"
These will pay the penalty of everlasting destruction, away from the Lord's presence and from His glorious strength,
And the LORD said, "My Spirit will not remain with mankind forever, because they are corrupt. Their days will be 120 years."
Then the Spirit of the LORD began to direct him in the Camp of Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.
When he came to Lehi, the Philistines came to meet him shouting. The Spirit of the LORD took control of him, and the ropes that were on his arms became like burnt flax and his bonds fell off his wrists.
Then she cried, "Samson, the Philistines are here!" When he awoke from his sleep, he said, "I will escape as I did before and shake myself free." But he did not know that the LORD had left him.
When Saul and his attendant arrived at Gibeah, a group of prophets met him. Then the Spirit of God took control of him, and he prophesied along with them.
Now the Spirit of the LORD had left Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD began to torment him,
But My faithful love will never leave him as I removed it from Saul; I removed him from your way.
But they rebelled, and grieved His Holy Spirit. So He became their enemy [and] fought against them.
Then He remembered the days of the past, [the days] of Moses [and] his people. Where is He who brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of His flock? Where is He who put His Holy Spirit among the flock?
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit-- the Father will send Him in My name-- will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.
and was established as the powerful Son of God by the resurrection from the dead according to the Spirit of holiness.
You, however, are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God lives in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.
And don't grieve God's Holy Spirit, who sealed you for the day of redemption.