The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Tanach:|
Psalms 21: 12 (21:13) For thou shalt make them turn their back, thou shalt make ready with thy bowstrings against the face of them.
Psalms 21: 13 (21:14) Be Thou exalted, O LORD, in Thy strength; so will we sing and praise Thy power.
Psalms 22: 1 (22:1) For the Leader; upon Aijeleth ha-Shahar. A Psalm of David. (22:2) My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me, and art far from my help at the words of my cry?
Psalms 22: 2 (22:3) O my God, I call by day, but Thou answerest not; and at night, and there is no surcease for me.
Psalms 22: 3 (22:4) Yet Thou art holy, O Thou that art enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
Psalms 22: 4 (22:5) In Thee did our fathers trust; they trusted, and Thou didst deliver them.
Psalms 22: 5 (22:6) Unto Thee they cried, and escaped; in Thee did they trust, and were not ashamed.
Psalms 22: 6 (22:7) But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
Psalms 22: 7 (22:8) All they that see me laugh me to scorn; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head:
Psalms 22: 8 (22:9) 'Let him commit himself unto the LORD! let Him rescue him; let Him deliver him, seeing He delighteth in him.'
Psalms 22: 9 (22:10) For Thou art He that took me out of the womb; Thou madest me trust when I was upon my mother's breasts.