(Ps 30:5; Ps 30:11; 1Co 3:20)12 Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord, and whom you teach out of your law, (De 8:5; Job 5:17; Pr 3:11; 1Co 11:32; Heb 12:5)13 to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked. (Job 34:29; Ps 49:5; Ps 55:23)14 For the Lord will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage; (De 32:9; 1Sa 12:22; Ro 11:2)15 for justice will return to the righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it. (1Sa 12:14; 1Ki 14:8; Isa 42:3)16 Who rises up for me against the wicked? Who stands up for me against evildoers? (Ps 12:5)17 If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence. (Ps 31:17; Ps 124:1)18 When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. (Ps 20:2; Ps 38:16; Ps 73:2)19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.20 Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame
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 injustice by statute? (Ps 50:16; Ps 58:2; Isa 10:1; Am 6:3)21 They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.