New International Version
I cry to you, LORD; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."
King James Bible
I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
Darby Bible Translation
I cried unto thee, Jehovah; I said, Thou art my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.
World English Bible
I cried to you, Yahweh. I said, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."
Young's Literal Translation
I have cried unto thee, O Jehovah, I have said, 'Thou art my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.'
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Thou art my refuge - Even in these most disastrous circumstances, I will put my trust in thee.
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You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.
LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
If you say, "The LORD is my refuge," and you make the Most High your dwelling,
"Elam is there, with all her hordes around her grave. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword. All who had spread terror in the land of the living went down uncircumcised to the earth below. They bear their shame with those who go down to the pit.
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