<> O LORD my God, in Thee do I put my trust. Save me from all them that persecute me; and deliver me,
lest they tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces while there is none to deliver.
O LORD my God, if I have done this, if there be iniquity on my hands,
if I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy),
let the enemy persecute my soul and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honor in the dust. Selah
Arise, O LORD, in Thine anger; lift up Thyself against the rage of mine enemies, and awaken for me the judgment that Thou hast commanded.
So shall the congregation of the people compass Thee about; for their sakes, therefore, return Thou on high.
The LORD shall judge the people: Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to mine integrity that is in me.
O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just; for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
My defense is of God, who saveth the upright in heart.
God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
If he turn not, He will whet His sword; He hath bent His bow and made it ready.
He hath also prepared for Him the instruments of death; He ordaineth His arrows against the persecutors.
Behold, the wicked travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief and brought forth falsehood.
He made a pit and dug it, and has fallen into the ditch which he hath made.
His mischief shall return upon his own head; and his violent dealings shall come down upon his own pate.
I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.