Will You not revive us again so that Your people may rejoice in You?
Show us Your faithful love, LORD, and give us Your salvation.
I will listen to what God will say; surely the LORD will declare peace to His people, His godly ones, and not let them go back to foolish ways.
If only I could be as in months gone by, in the days when God watched over me,
when His lamp shone above my head, and I walked through darkness by His light!
Because of his sinful greed I was angry, so I struck him; I was angry and hid; but he went on turning back to the desires of his heart.
I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and comfort him and his mourners,
They will come weeping, but I will bring them back with consolation. I will lead them to wadis [filled] with water by a smooth way where they will not stumble, for I am Israel's Father, and Ephraim is My firstborn.
Nations, hear the word of the LORD, and tell it among the far off coastlands! Say: The One who scattered Israel will gather him. He will watch over him as a shepherd [guards] his flock,
for the LORD has ransomed Jacob and redeemed him from the power of one stronger than he.
They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will be radiant with joy because of the LORD's goodness, because of the grain, the new wine, the fresh oil, and because of the young of the flocks and herds. Their life will be like an irrigated garden, and they will no longer grow weak [from hunger].
Then the virgin will rejoice with dancing, while young and old men [rejoice] together. I will turn their mourning into joy, give them consolation, and [bring] happiness out of grief.
I will give the priests their fill with abundance, and My people will be satisfied with My goodness. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
But I have trusted in Your faithful love; my heart will rejoice in Your deliverance.
[For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.] LORD, the king finds joy in Your strength. How greatly he rejoices in Your victory!
Then I will rejoice in the LORD; I will delight in His deliverance.
Shout for joy, you heavens! Earth, rejoice! Mountains break into joyful shouts! For the LORD has comforted His people, and will have compassion on His afflicted ones.
I greatly rejoice in the LORD, I exult in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation and wrapped me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom wears a turban and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior,
Also through Him, we have obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance,
endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope.
This hope does not disappoint, because God's love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
For while we were still helpless, at the appointed moment, Christ died for the ungodly.
For rarely will someone die for a just person-- though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die.
But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us!
Much more then, since we have now been declared righteous by His blood, we will be saved through Him from wrath.
For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, [then how] much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by His life!
And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
My steps are on Your paths; my feet have not slipped.
Moreover, keep Your servant from willful sins; do not let them rule over me. Then I will be innocent, and cleansed from blatant rebellion.
Sustain me as You promised, and I will live; do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
Sustain me so that I can be safe and be concerned with Your statutes continually.
Make my steps steady through Your promise; don't let sin dominate me.
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.
I know, LORD, that a man's way of life is not his own; no one who walks determines his own steps.
Who are you to criticize another's household slave? Before his own Lord he stands or falls. And stand he will! For the Lord is able to make him stand.
who are being protected by God's power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless and with great joy,
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father!"
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba, Father!"
So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.