John 10:29
    29My Father, Who has given them to Me, is greater and mightier than all [else]; and no one is able to snatch [them] out of the Father's hand.
 
John 11:1-44
    1Now a certain man named Lazarus was ill. He was of Bethany, the village where Mary and her sister Martha lived.
    2This Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped His feet with her hair. It was her brother Lazarus who was [now] sick.
    3So the sisters sent to Him, saying, Lord, he whom You love [so well] is sick.
    4When Jesus received the message, He said, This sickness is not to end in death; but [on the contrary] it is to honor God and to promote His glory, that the Son of God may be glorified through (by) it.
    5Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. [They were His dear friends, and He held them in loving esteem.]
    6Therefore [even] when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He still stayed two days longer in the same place where He was.
    7Then after that interval He said to His disciples, Let us go back again to Judea.
    8The disciples said to Him, Rabbi, the Jews only recently were intending and trying to stone You, and are You [thinking of] going back there again?
    9Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? Anyone who walks about in the daytime does not stumble, because he sees [by] the light of this world.
    10But if anyone walks about in the night, he does stumble, because there is no light in him [the light is lacking to him].
    11He said these things, and then added, Our friend Lazarus is at rest and sleeping; but I AM going there that I may awaken him out of his sleep.
    12The disciples answered, Lord, if he is sleeping, he will recover.
    13However, Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that He referred to falling into a refreshing and natural sleep.
    14So then Jesus told them plainly, Lazarus is dead,
    15And for your sake I AM glad that I was not there; it will help you to believe (to trust and rely on Me). However, let us go to him.
    16Then Thomas, who was called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, Let us go too, that we may die [be killed] along with Him.
    17So when Jesus arrived, He found that he [Lazarus] had already been in the tomb four days.
    18Bethany was near Jerusalem, only about two miles away,
    19And a considerable number of the Jews had gone out to see Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother.
    20When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet Him, while Mary remained sitting in the house.
    21Martha then said to Jesus, Master, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.
    22And even now I know that whatever You ask from God, He will grant it to You.
    23Jesus said to her, Your brother shall rise again.
    24Martha replied, I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
    25Jesus said to her, I AM [Myself] the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on) Me, although he may die, yet he shall live;
    26And whoever continues to live and believes in (has faith in, cleaves to, and relies on) Me shall never [actually] die at all. Do you believe this?
    27She said to Him, Yes, Lord, I have believed [I do believe] that You are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), the Son of God, [even He] Who was to come into the world. [It is for Your coming that the world has waited.]
    28After she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, privately whispering to her, The Teacher is close at hand and is asking for you.
    29When she heard this, she sprang up quickly and went to Him.
    30Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still at the same spot where Martha had met Him.
    31When the Jews who were sitting with her in the house and consoling her saw how hastily Mary had arisen and gone out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to pour out her grief there.
    32When Mary came to the place where Jesus was and saw Him, she dropped down at His feet, saying to Him, Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.
    33When Jesus saw her sobbing, and the Jews who came with her [also] sobbing, He was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. [He chafed in spirit and sighed and was disturbed.]
    34And He said, Where have you laid him? They said to Him, Lord, come and see.
    35Jesus wept.
    36The Jews said, See how [tenderly] He loved him!
    37But some of them said, Could not He Who opened a blind man's eyes have prevented this man from dying?
    38Now Jesus, again sighing repeatedly and deeply disquieted, approached the tomb. It was a cave (a hole in the rock), and a boulder lay against [the entrance to close] it.
    39Jesus said, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of the dead man, exclaimed, But Lord, by this time he [is decaying and] throws off an offensive odor, for he has been dead four days!
    40Jesus said to her, Did I not tell you and promise you that if you would believe and rely on Me, you would see the glory of God?
    41So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
    42Yes, I know You always hear and listen to Me, but I have said this on account of and for the benefit of the people standing around, so that they may believe that You did send Me [that You have made Me Your Messenger].
    43When He had said this, He shouted with a loud voice, Lazarus, come out!
    44And out walked the man who had been dead, his hands and feet wrapped in burial cloths (linen strips), and with a [burial] napkin bound around his face. Jesus said to them, Free him of the burial wrappings and let him go.
 
Revelation 21:1-7
    1Then I saw a new sky (heaven) and a new earth, for the former sky and the former earth had passed away (vanished), and there no longer existed any sea.
    2And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, all arrayed like a bride beautified and adorned for her husband;
    3Then I heard a mighty voice from the throne and I perceived its distinct words, saying, See! The abode of God is with men, and He will live (encamp, tent) among them; and they shall be His people, and God shall personally be with them and be their God.
    4God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away.
    5And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine).
    6And He [further] said to me, It is done! I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I [Myself] will give water without price from the fountain (springs) of the water of Life.
    7He who is victorious shall inherit all these things, and I will be God to him and he shall be My son.
 

Alternate Text
 
Fathers of the faith had deep relationship with God, and in the verses following, they share their belief that Father God hears:
 
Psalm 3:3-6
    3But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
    4With my voice I cry to the Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
    5I lay down and slept; I wakened again, for the Lord sustains me.
    6I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me round about.
 
Psalm 4:3-7
    3But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself [and given distinction to] him who is godly [the man of loving-kindness]. The Lord listens and heeds when I call to Him.
    4Be angry [or stand in awe] and sin not; commune with your own hearts upon your beds and be silent (sorry for the things you say in your hearts). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
    5Offer just and right sacrifices; trust (lean on and be confident) in the Lord.
    6Many say, Oh, that we might see some good! Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord.
    7You have put more joy and rejoicing in my heart than [they know] when their wheat and new wine have yielded abundantly.
 
Psalm 4:8
    8In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.
 
Psalm 5:1-3
    1Listen to my words, O Lord, give heed to my sighing and groaning.
    2Hear the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to You do I pray.
    3In the morning You hear my voice, O Lord; in the morning I prepare [a prayer, a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait [for You to speak to my heart].
 
Psalm 6:8-10
    8Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity, for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.
    9The Lord has heard my supplication; the Lord receives my prayer.
    10Let all my enemies be ashamed and sorely troubled; let them turn back and be put to shame suddenly.
 
Psalm 9:12
    12For He Who avenges the blood [of His people shed unjustly] remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted (the poor and the humble).
 
Psalm 10:17-18
    17O Lord, You have heard the desire and the longing of the humble and oppressed; You will prepare and strengthen and direct their hearts, You will cause Your ear to hear,
    18To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man, who is of the earth, may not terrify them any more.
 
Psalm 11:7
    7For the Lord is [rigidly] righteous, He loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold His face [He knows the upright].
 
Psalm 16:5-9
    5The Lord is my chosen and assigned portion, my cup; You hold and maintain my lot.
    6The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good heritage.
    7I will bless the Lord, Who has given me counsel; yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.
    8I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
    9Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my inner self] rejoices; my body too shall rest and confidently dwell in safety,
 
Psalm 17:15
    15As for me, I will continue beholding Your face in righteousness (rightness, justice, and right standing with You); I shall be fully satisfied, when I awake [to find myself] beholding Your form [and having sweet communion with You].
 
Psalm 18:1-19
    1I love You fervently and devotedly, O Lord, my Strength.
    2The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my God, my keen and firm Strength in Whom I will trust and take refuge, my Shield, and the Horn of my salvation, my High Tower.
    3I will call upon the Lord, Who is to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.
    4The cords or bands of death surrounded me, and the streams of ungodliness and the torrents of ruin terrified me.
    5The cords of Sheol (the place of the dead) surrounded me; the snares of death confronted and came upon me.
    6In my distress [when seemingly closed in] I called upon the Lord and cried to my God; He heard my voice out of His temple (heavenly dwelling place), and my cry came before Him, into His [very] ears.
    7Then the earth quaked and rocked, the foundations also of the mountains trembled; they moved and were shaken because He was indignant and angry.
    8There went up smoke from His nostrils; and lightning out of His mouth devoured; coals were kindled by it.
    9He bowed the heavens also and came down; and thick darkness was under His feet.
    10And He rode upon a cherub [a storm] and flew [swiftly]; yes, He sped on with the wings of the wind.
    11He made darkness His secret hiding place; as His pavilion (His canopy) round about Him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
    12Out of the brightness before Him there broke forth through His thick clouds hailstones and coals of fire.
    13The Lord also thundered from the heavens, and the Most High uttered His voice, amid hailstones and coals of fire.
    14And He sent out His arrows and scattered them; and He flashed forth lightnings and put them to rout.
    15Then the beds of the sea appeared and the foundations of the world were laid bare at Your rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
    16He reached from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.
    17He delivered me from my strong enemy and from those who hated and abhorred me, for they were too strong for me.
    18They confronted and came upon me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my stay and support.
    19He brought me forth also into a large place; He was delivering me because He was pleased with me and delighted in me.
 
Psalm 22:24
    24For He has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has He hidden His face from him, but when he cried to Him, He heard.
 
Psalm 30:2
    2O Lord my God, I cried to You and You have healed me.
 
Psalm 30:10-12
    10Hear, O Lord, have mercy and be gracious to me! O Lord, be my helper!
    11You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,
    12To the end that my tongue and my heart and everything glorious within me may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
 
Psalm 34:All
    1I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    2My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad.
    3O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His Name together.
    4I sought (inquired of) the Lord and required Him [of necessity and on the authority of His Word], and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
    5They looked to Him and were radiant; their faces shall never blush for shame or be confused.
    6This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
    7The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe] and each of them He delivers.
    8O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.
    9O fear the Lord, you His saints [revere and worship Him]! For there is no want to those who truly revere and worship Him with godly fear.
    10The young lions lack food and suffer hunger, but they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord [by right of their need and on the authority of His Word], none of them shall lack any beneficial thing.
    11Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you to revere and worshipfully fear the Lord.
    12What man is he who desires life and longs for many days, that he may see good?
    13Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
    14Depart from evil and do good; seek, inquire for, and crave peace and pursue (go after) it!
    15The eyes of the Lord are toward the [uncompromisingly] righteous and His ears are open to their cry.
    16The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
    17When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles.
    18The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart and saves such as are crushed with sorrow for sin and are humbly and thoroughly penitent.
    19Many evils confront the [consistently] righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
    20He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.
    21Evil shall cause the death of the wicked; and they who hate the just and righteous shall be held guilty and shall be condemned.
    22The Lord redeems the lives of His servants, and none of those who take refuge and trust in Him shall be condemned or held guilty.
 
Psalm 40:1-5
    1I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry.
    2He drew me up out of a horrible pit [a pit of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay (froth and slime), and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings.
    3And He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many shall see and fear (revere and worship) and put their trust and confident reliance in the Lord.
    4Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who makes the Lord his refuge and trust, and turns not to the proud or to followers of false gods.
    5Many, O Lord my God, are the wonderful works which You have done, and Your thoughts toward us; no one can compare with You! If I should declare and speak of them, they are too many to be numbered.
 
Psalm 54:1-7
    1Save me, O God, by Your Name; judge and vindicate me by Your mighty strength and power.
    2Hear my pleading and my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.
    3For strangers and insolent men are rising up against me, and violent men and ruthless ones seek and demand my life; they do not set God before them. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
    4Behold, God is my helper and ally; the Lord is my upholder and is with them who uphold my life.
    5He will pay back evil to my enemies; in Your faithfulness [Lord] put an end to them.
    6With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to You; I will give thanks and praise Your Name, O Lord, for it is good.
    7For He has delivered me out of every trouble, and my eye has looked [in triumph] on my enemies.
 
Psalm 55:18-19
    18He has redeemed my life in peace from the battle that was against me [so that none came near me], for they were many who strove with me.
    19God will hear and humble them, even He Who abides of old--Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!--because in them there has been no change [of heart], and they do not fear, revere, and worship God.
 
Psalm 56:9-13
    9Then shall my enemies turn back in the day that I cry out; this I know, for God is for me.
    10In God, Whose word I praise, in the Lord, Whose word I praise,
    11In God have I put my trust and confident reliance; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
    12Your vows are upon me, O God; I will render praise to You and give You thank offerings.
    13For You have delivered my life from death, yes, and my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life and of the living.
 
Psalm 57:2
    2I will cry to God Most High, Who performs on my behalf and rewards me [Who brings to pass His purposes for me and surely completes them]!
 
Psalm 57:3
    3He will send from heaven and save me from the slanders and reproaches of him who would trample me down or swallow me up, and He will put him to shame. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! God will send forth His mercy and loving-kindness and His truth and faithfulness.
 
Psalm 57:7-10
    7My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is steadfast and confident! I will sing and make melody.
    8Awake, my glory (my inner self); awake, harp and lyre! I will awake right early [I will awaken the dawn]!
    9I will praise and give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.
    10For Your mercy and loving-kindness are great, reaching to the heavens, and Your truth and faithfulness to the clouds.
 
Psalm 57:11
    11Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be over all the earth.
 
Psalm 59:10
    10My God in His mercy and steadfast love will meet me; God will let me look [triumphantly] on my enemies (those who lie in wait for me).
 
Psalm 59:16-17
    16But I will sing of Your mighty strength and power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy and loving-kindness in the morning; for You have been to me a defense (a fortress and a high tower) and a refuge in the day of my distress.
    17Unto You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; for God is my Defense, my Fortress, and High Tower, the God Who shows me mercy and steadfast love.
 
Psalm 61:3-5
    3For You have been a shelter and a refuge for me, a strong tower against the adversary.
    4I will dwell in Your tabernacle forever; let me find refuge and trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
    5For You, O God, have heard my vows; You have given me the heritage of those who fear, revere, and honor Your Name.
 
Psalm 66:19-20
    19But certainly God has heard me; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer.
    20Blessed be God, Who has not rejected my prayer nor removed His mercy and loving-kindness from being [as it always is] with me.
 
Psalm 65:4-13
    4Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You choose and cause to come near, that he may dwell in Your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.
    5By fearful and glorious things [that terrify the wicked but make the godly sing praises] do You answer us in righteousness (rightness and justice), O God of our salvation, You Who are the confidence and hope of all the ends of the earth and of those far off on the seas;
    6Who by [Your] might have founded the mountains, being girded with power,
    7Who still the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples,
    8So that those who dwell in earth's farthest parts are afraid of [nature's] signs of Your presence. You make the places where morning and evening have birth to shout for joy.
    9You visit the earth and saturate it with water; You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide them with grain when You have so prepared the earth.
    10You water the field's furrows abundantly, You settle the ridges of it; You make the soil soft with showers, blessing the sprouting of its vegetation.
    11You crown the year with Your bounty and goodness, and the tracks of Your [chariot wheels] drip with fatness.
    12The [luxuriant] pastures in the uncultivated country drip [with moisture], and the hills gird themselves with joy.
    13The meadows are clothed with flocks, the valleys also are covered with grain; they shout for joy and sing together.
 
Psalm 68:1-7
   1GOD is already] beginning to arise, and His enemies to scatter; let them also who hate Him flee before Him!
    2As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish before the presence of God.
    3But let the [uncompromisingly] righteous be glad; let them be in high spirits and glory before God, yes, let them [jubilantly] rejoice!
    4Sing to God, sing praises to His Name, cast up a highway for Him Who rides through the deserts--His Name is the Lord--be in high spirits and glory before Him!
    5A father of the fatherless and a judge and protector of the widows is God in His holy habitation.
    6God places the solitary in families and gives the desolate a home in which to dwell; He leads the prisoners out to prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
    7O God, when You went forth before Your people, when You marched through the wilderness--Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!--
 
Psalm 68:9-10
    9You, O God, did send a plentiful rain; You did restore and confirm Your heritage when it languished and was weary.
    10Your flock found a dwelling place in it; You, O God, in Your goodness did provide for the poor and needy.
 
Psalm 68:19
    19Blessed be the Lord, Who bears our burdens and carries us day by day, even the God Who is our salvation! Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
 
Psalm 68:20
    20God is to us a God of deliverances and salvation; and to God the Lord belongs escape from death [setting us free].
 
Psalm 69:13-16
    13But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord. At an acceptable and opportune time, O God, in the multitude of Your mercy and the abundance of Your loving-kindness hear me, and in the truth and faithfulness of Your salvation answer me.
    14Rescue me out of the mire, and let me not sink; let me be delivered from those who hate me and from out of the deep waters.
    15Let not the floodwaters overflow and overwhelm me, neither let the deep swallow me up nor the [dug] pit [with water perhaps in the bottom] close its mouth over me.
    16Hear and answer me, O Lord, for Your loving-kindness is sweet and comforting; according to Your plenteous tender mercy and steadfast love turn to me.
 
Psalm 69:33
    33For the Lord hears the poor and needy and despises not His prisoners (His miserable and wounded ones).
 
Psalm 70:5
    5But I am poor and needy; hasten to me, O God! You are my Help and my Deliverer; O Lord, do not tarry!
 
Psalm 71:1-8
    1In You, O Lord, do I put my trust and confidently take refuge; let me never be put to shame or confusion!
    2Deliver me in Your righteousness and cause me to escape; bow down Your ear to me and save me!
    3Be to me a rock of refuge in which to dwell, and a sheltering stronghold to which I may continually resort, which You have appointed to save me, for You are my Rock and my Fortress.
    4Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the grasp of the unrighteous and ruthless man.
    5For You are my hope; O Lord God, You are my trust from my youth and the source of my confidence.
    6Upon You have I leaned and relied from birth; You are He Who took me from my mother's womb and You have been my benefactor from that day. My praise is continually of You.
    7I am as a wonder and surprise to many, but You are my strong refuge.
    8My mouth shall be filled with Your praise and with Your honor all the day.
 
Psalm 72:12-13
    12For He delivers the needy when he calls out, the poor also and him who has no helper.
    13He will have pity [compassion] on the poor and weak and needy and will save the lives of the needy.
 
Psalm 86:All
    1Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and distressed, needy and desiring.
    2Preserve my life, for I am godly and dedicated; O my God, save Your servant, for I trust in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, without fear or doubt].
    3Be merciful and gracious to me, O Lord, for to You do I cry all the day.
    4Make me, Your servant, to rejoice, O Lord, for to You do I lift myself up.
    5For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our trespasses, sending them away, letting them go completely and forever]; and You are abundant in mercy and loving-kindness to all those who call upon You.
    6Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; and listen to the cry of my supplications.
    7In the day of my trouble I will call on You, for You will answer me.
    8There is none like unto You among the gods, O Lord, neither are their works like unto Yours.
    9All nations whom You have made shall come and fall down before You, O Lord; and they shall glorify Your Name.
    10For You are great and work wonders! You alone are God.
    11Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk and live in Your truth; direct and unite my heart [solely, reverently] to fear and honor Your Name.
    12I will confess and praise You, O Lord my God, with my whole (united) heart; and I will glorify Your Name forevermore.
    13For great is Your mercy and loving-kindness toward me; and You have delivered me from the depths of Sheol [from the exceeding depths of affliction].
    14O God, the proud and insolent are risen against me; a rabble of violent and ruthless men has sought and demanded my life, and they have not set You before them.
    15But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness and truth.
    16O turn to me and have mercy and be gracious to me; grant strength (might and inflexibility to temptation) to Your servant and save the son of Your handmaiden.
    17Show me a sign of [Your evident] goodwill and favor, that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame, because You, Lord, [will show Your approval of me when You] help and comfort me.
 
Psalm 89:1-2
    1I will sing of the mercy and loving-kindness of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness from generation to generation.
    2For I have said, mercy and loving-kindness shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness will You establish in the very heavens [unchangeable and perpetual].
 
Psalm 89:5-9
    5Let heaven (the angels) praise Your wonders, O Lord, Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones (the holy angels).
    6For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the mighty [heavenly beings] can be likened to the Lord,
    7A God greatly feared and revered in the council of the holy (angelic) ones, and to be feared and worshipfully revered above all those who are round about Him?
    8O Lord God of hosts, who is a mighty one like unto You, O Lord? And Your faithfulness is round about You [an essential part of You at all times].
    9You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves arise, You still them.
 
Psalm 89:21-26
    21[My servant] With whom My hand shall be established and ever abide; My arm also shall strengthen him.
    22The enemy shall not exact from him or do him violence or outwit him, nor shall the wicked afflict and humble him.
    23I will beat down his foes before his face and smite [destroy] those who hate him.
    24My faithfulness and My mercy and loving-kindness shall be with him, and in My name shall his horn be exalted [great power and prosperity shall be conferred upon him].
    25I will set his hand in control also on the Sea, and his right hand on the rivers.
    26He shall cry to Me, You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation!
 
Psalm 91:14-16
    14Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness--trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].
    15He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
    16With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.
 
Psalm 102:18-20
    18Let this be recorded for the generation yet unborn, that a people yet to be created shall praise the Lord.
    19For He looked down from the height of His sanctuary, from heaven did the Lord behold the earth,
    20To hear the sighing and groaning of the prisoner, to loose those who are appointed to death.