”Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.”
“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
“I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
“I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”
“Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.”
“For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.”