Happy are those whom you discipline, LORD, and those whom you teach from your law.
You give them relief from troubled times until a pit is dug for the wicked.
The LORD will not reject his people; he will not abandon his own special possession.
Judgment will come again for the righteous, and those who are upright will have a reward.
Who will protect me from the wicked? Who will stand up for me against evildoers?
Unless the LORD had helped me, I would soon have died.
I cried out, "I'm slipping!" and your unfailing love, O LORD, supported me.
When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.
Can unjust leaders claim that God is on their side -- leaders who permit injustice by their laws?
They attack the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.
But the LORD is my fortress; my God is a mighty rock where I can hide.