13 The Lord looks down from heaven
and surveys all the children of Adam:
he considers from his dwelling-place
all the inhabitants of the earth;
14 He who fashioned the hearts of them all:
and comprehends all that they do.
15 A king is not saved by a mighty army:
nor is a warrior delivered by much strength;
16 A horse is a vain hope as a deliverer:
nor can he rescue any by his great power.
17 But the eye of the Lord is on those that fear him:
on those that trust in his unfailing love,
18 To deliver them from death:
and to feed them in the time of dearth.
19 We have waited eagerly for the Lord:
for he is our help and our shield.
20 Surely our hearts shall rejoice in him:
for we have trusted in his holy name.
21 Let your merciful kindness be upon us, O Lord:
even as our hope is in you.