O LORD my God, in you do I 1take refuge; 2save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,
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lest like 3a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with 4none to deliver.
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O LORD my God, 5if I have done this, if there is 6wrong in my hands,
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if I have repaid 7my friend with evil or 8plundered my enemy without cause,
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let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it, and let him 9trample my life to the ground and lay my glory in the dust. Selah
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10Arise, O LORD, in your anger; 11lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; 12awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.
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Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you; over it return on high.
The LORD 13judges the peoples; 14judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me.
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Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous-- you who 15test 16the minds and hearts, O righteous God!
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My shield is 17with God, who saves 18the upright in heart.
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God is 19a righteous judge, and a God who feels 20indignation every day.
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If a man does not repent, God will 21whet his sword; he has 22bent and 23readied his bow;
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he has prepared for him his deadly weapons, making his 24arrows 25fiery shafts.
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Behold, the wicked man 26conceives evil and is 27pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies.
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He makes 28a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made.
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His 29mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends.
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I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will 30sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.
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