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 apart like a lion4 and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue5 me.
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LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands6--
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if I have repaid my ally with evil 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
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Arise,11 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, while you sit enthroned over them on high.14
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Let the LORD judge15 the peoples. Vindicate me, LORD, according to my righteousness,16 according to my integrity,17 O Most High.18
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Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure--19 you, the righteous God20 who probes minds and hearts.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 displays 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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Those who are pregnant with evil conceive trouble and give birth30 to disillusionment.
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Those who dig a hole and scoop it out fall into the pit31 they have made.32
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The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.
I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness;33 I will sing the praises34 of the name of the LORD Most High.35
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