but as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. when my soul was embittered, when i was pricked in heart, i was brutish and ignorant; i was like a beast toward you. N E V E R T H E L E S S, i am continually with you; you hold my right hand. you guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. whom have i in heaven but you? and there is nothing on earth that i desire besides you. my flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart & my portion forever. for behold, those who are far from you shall perish; you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you. but for me it is good to be near God; i have made the LORD GOD my refuge, that i may tell of all your works.