Let the enemypersecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust.Selah.6Arise , O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies : and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded .
So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about : for their sakes therefore return thou on high.8
The LORD shall judge the people:judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end ; but establish the just: for the righteousGodtrieth the hearts and reins.10
My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.11Godjudgetha the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.12
If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready .
He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors .
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceivedmischief, and brought forthfalsehood.15
He made a pit,b and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made .