You, who have shown us many and bitter troubles, you will let me live. You will bring us up again from the depths of the earth.Increase my honor and comfort me again.
All the nations surrounded me, but in Yahweh’s name, I cut them off.They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me. In Yahweh’s name I indeed cut them off.They surrounded me like bees. They are quenched like the burning thorns. In Yahweh’s name I cut them off.You pushed me back hard, to make me fall, but Yahweh helped me.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
1 Samuel 19 11-1 Samuel 19 17
Saul sent messengers to David’s house, to watch him, and to kill him in the morning. Michal, David’s wife, told him, saying,“ If you don’t save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed.”So Michal let David down through the window. He went away, fled, and escaped.Michal took the teraphim, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats’ hair at its head, and covered it with clothes.When Saul sent messengers to take David, she said,“ He is sick.”Saul sent the messengers to see David, saying,“ Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may kill him.”When the messengers came in, behold, the teraphim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats’ hair at its head.Saul said to Michal,“ Why have you deceived me like this and let my enemy go, so that he has escaped?” Michal answered Saul,“ He said to me,‘ Let me go! Why should I kill you?’”
1 Samuel 23 26-1 Samuel 23 27
Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain; and David hurried to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men surrounded David and his men to take them.But a messenger came to Saul, saying,“ Hurry and come; for the Philistines have made a raid on the land!”
Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads,and saying,“ You who destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross!”Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the scribes, the Pharisees, and the elders, said,“ He saved others, but he can’t save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.He trusts in God. Let God deliver him now, if he wants him; for he said,‘ I am the Son of God.’”The robbers also who were crucified with him cast on him the same reproach.
Who among you fears Yahweh and obeys the voice of his servant? He who walks in darkness and has no light, let him trust in Yahweh’s name, and rely on his God.
They came on me in the day of my calamity, but Yahweh was my support.He brought me out also into a large place. He delivered me, because he delighted in me.
Your dead shall live. My dead bodies shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust; for your dew is like the dew of herbs, and the earth will cast out the departed spirits.
2 Samuel 15 10-2 Samuel 15 13
But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying,“ As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then you shall say,‘ Absalom is king in Hebron!’”Two hundred men went with Absalom out of Jerusalem, who were invited, and went in their simplicity; and they didn’t know anything.Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counselor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. The conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.A messenger came to David, saying,“ The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.”