A shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush, a Benjamite.

1 abLORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
2 or they will tear me apart like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
3 LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands—
4 if I have repaid my ally with evil or without cause have robbed my foe—
5 then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust.c
6 Arise, LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.