Because he is lovingly devoted to Me, I will deliver him; I will exalt him because he knows My name.
The LORD came down in a cloud, stood with him there, and proclaimed [His] name Yahweh.
Then the LORD passed in front of him and proclaimed: Yahweh-- Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth,
maintaining faithful love to a thousand [generations], forgiving wrongdoing, rebellion, and sin. But He will not leave [the guilty] unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers' wrongdoing on the children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generation.
"As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands the intention of every thought. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are protected.
This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and the One You have sent-- Jesus Christ.
For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness"-- He has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God's glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
and that is why I suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day.
This is how we are sure that we have come to know Him: by keeping His commands.
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know the true One. We are in the true One-- that is, in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
But let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them shout for joy forever. May You shelter them, and may those who love Your name boast about You.
[For the choir director: "Do Not Destroy." A Davidic Miktam. When he fled before Saul into the cave.] Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me, for I take refuge in You. I will seek refuge in the shadow of Your wings until danger passes.
Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them. He remains faithful forever,
You will keep in perfect peace the mind [that is] dependent [on You], for it is trusting in You.
Trust in the LORD forever, because in Yah, the LORD, is an everlasting rock!
Honor His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
Search for the LORD and for His strength; seek His face always.
I have not spoken in secret, somewhere in a land of darkness. I did not say to the descendants of Jacob: Seek Me in a wasteland. I, the LORD, speak truthfully; I say what is right.
"Listen to Me, house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been sustained from the womb, carried along since birth.
I will be the same until [your] old age, and I will bear [you] up when you turn gray. I have made [you], and I will carry [you]; I will bear and save [you].
Seek the LORD while He may be found; call to Him while He is near.
Let the wicked one abandon his way, and the sinful one his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, so He may have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will freely forgive.
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
However, we personally had a death sentence within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead.
He has delivered us from such a terrible death, and He will deliver us; we have placed our hope in Him that He will deliver us again.