12 Kiss his son,(A) or he will be angry
    and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath(B) can flare up in a moment.
    Blessed(C) are all who take refuge(D) in him.

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11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
    let them ever sing for joy.(A)
Spread your protection over them,
    that those who love your name(B) may rejoice in you.(C)

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The Lord is a refuge(A) for the oppressed,(B)
    a stronghold in times of trouble.(C)

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Trust in the Lord and do good;
    dwell in the land(A) and enjoy safe pasture.(B)

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Blessed is the one(A)
    who trusts in the Lord,(B)
who does not look to the proud,(C)
    to those who turn aside to false gods.[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 40:4 Or to lies
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You have been a refuge(A) for the poor,(B)
    a refuge for the needy(C) in their distress,
a shelter from the storm(D)
    and a shade from the heat.
For the breath of the ruthless(E)
    is like a storm driving against a wall

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13 When you cry out(A) for help,
    let your collection of idols save(B) you!
The wind will carry all of them off,
    a mere breath will blow(C) them away.
But whoever takes refuge(D) in me
    will inherit the land(E)
    and possess my holy mountain.”(F)

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