O LORD my God, I take refuge1 in you; save and deliver me2 from all who pursue me,3
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or they will tear me like a lion4 and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue5 me.
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O LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands6--
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if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause7 have robbed my foe--
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then let my enemy pursue and overtake8 me; let him trample my life to the ground9 and make me sleep in the dust.10 "Selah"
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Arise,11 O LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies.12 Awake,13 my God; decree justice.
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Let the assembled peoples gather around you. Rule over them from on high;14
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let the LORD judge15 the peoples. Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness,16 according to my integrity,17 O Most High.18
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O righteous God,19 who searches minds and hearts,20 bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.21
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My shield22 is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.23
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God is a righteous judge,24 a God who expresses his wrath25 every day.
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If he does not relent,26 he will sharpen his sword;27 he will bend and string his bow.28
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He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.29
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He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth30 to disillusionment.
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He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit31 he has made.32
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The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.
I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness33 and will sing praise34 to the name of the LORD Most High.35
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