At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. 1May it not be charged against them!
But 2the Lord stood by me and 3strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and 4all the Gentiles might hear it. So 5I was rescued 6from the lion's mouth.
The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. 7To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.