[For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.] Happy is one who cares for the poor; the LORD will save him in a day of adversity.
The LORD will keep him and preserve him; he will be blessed in the land. You will not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
God, You have heard my vows; You have given a heritage to those who fear Your name.
His salvation is very near those who fear Him, so that glory may dwell in our land.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His faithful love toward those who fear Him.
He has provided food for those who fear Him; He remembers His covenant forever.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry for help and saves them.
The wicked man earns an empty wage, but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will give a reward to the lender.
Although a sinner commits crime a hundred times and prolongs his life, yet I also know that it will go well with God-fearing people, for they are reverent before Him.
Tell the righteous that it will go well [for them], for they will eat the fruit of their deeds.
And whoever gives just a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple-- I assure you: He will never lose his reward!"
"And the King will answer them, 'I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.'
His mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear Him.
For God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you showed for His name when you served the saints-- and you continue to serve them.
But the Israelites were fruitful, increased rapidly, multiplied, and became extremely numerous so that the land was filled with them.
But the more they oppressed them, the more they multiplied and spread so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites.