1I will praise the LORD at all times. I will constantly speak his praises.2I will boast only in the LORD ; let all who are helpless take heart.3Come, let us tell of the LORD ’s greatness; let us exalt his name together.4I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.5Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.6In my desperation I prayed, and the LORD listened; he saved me from all my troubles.7For the angel of the LORD is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him.8Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!9Fear the LORD, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need.10Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing.
17Therefore, it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people.18Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.