Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.
Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.