Through all that they suffered, he suffered too. 1 The messenger sent from his very presence 2 delivered them. In his love and mercy he protected 3 them; he lifted them up and carried them throughout ancient times. 4
Therefore you delivered them into the hand of their adversaries, who oppressed them. But in the time of their distress they called to you, and you heard from heaven. In your abundant compassion you provided them with deliverers to rescue them from 1 their adversaries.