12 Splendid and exalted throne, the place of our sanctuary from the beginning!
13 LORD, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you will suffer disgrace; those who turn away from you in the land will be written off, for they have abandoned the LORD, the fountain of living water.
14 Heal me, LORD, and I'll be healed. Save me and I'll be saved, for you are my heart's desire.
15 See how they harass me: "Where's the LORD's word? Let it come now!"
16 Yet I didn't urge you to bring disaster; I didn't want the calamity to happen. You know what comes out of my mouth; it's always before you.
17 Don't terrorize me; you are my refuge in time of disaster.
18 Let my tormentors be disgraced, but not me; let them be terrorized, but not me. Bring on them the time of disaster, as they deserve; destroy them repeatedly.