O LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands1--
if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause2 have robbed my foe--
then let my enemy pursue and overtake3 me; let him trample my life to the ground4 and make me sleep in the dust.5 "Selah"
Arise,6 O LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies.7 Awake,8 my God; decree justice.
Let the assembled peoples gather around you. Rule over them from on high;98
let the LORD judge10 the peoples. Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness,11 according to my integrity,12 O Most High.139
O righteous God,14 who searches minds and hearts,15 bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.1610
My shielda17 is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.1811
God is a righteous judge,19 a God who expresses his wrath20 every day.
If he does not relent,21 heb will sharpen his sword;22 he will bend and string his bow.2313
He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.24