LORD, have mercy on me. See how I suffer at the hands of those who hate me. Snatch me back from the jaws of death.
Save me, so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalem's gates, so I can rejoice that you have rescued me.
The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others. They have been caught in their own trap.
The LORD is known for his justice. The wicked have trapped themselves in their own snares. Quiet Interlude a17
The wicked will go down to the grave. b This is the fate of all the nations who ignore God.
For the needy will not be forgotten forever; the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.
Arise, O LORD! Do not let mere mortals defy you! Let the nations be judged in your presence!
Make them tremble in fear, O LORD. Let them know they are merely human. Interlude
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)