Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord! I run to you for protection.
I have examined all this by wisdom; I said, “I am determined
“You, my servant Israel, Jacob whom I have chosen, offspring of Abraham my friend,
“Now, listen, Jacob my servant, Israel whom I have chosen!”
Look, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have purified you
The sovereign Lord has spoken to me clearly;
So I said, “My endurance has expired; I have lost all hope of deliverance
I am the Lord your God; follow my statutes, observe my regulations, and carry them out.
I also gave
“‘Therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: Woe to the city of bloodshed! I will also make the pile high.
Then, when my sanctuary is among them forever, the nations will know that I, the Lord, sanctify Israel.’”
I will commit myself to you in faithfulness; then
I spoke to the prophets; I myself revealed many visions;
I do not condone the use of rigged scales, or a bag of deceptive weights.
For I will give you the words