LORD my God, I take refuge1 in you; save and deliver me2 from all who pursue me,32
or they will tear me apart like a lion4 and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue5 me.
LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands6--
if I have repaid my ally with evil or without cause7 have robbed my foe--
then let my enemy pursue and overtake8 me; let him trample my life to the ground9 and make me sleep in the dust.a106
Arise,11 LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies.12 Awake,13 my God; decree justice.
Let the assembled peoples gather around you, while you sit enthroned over them on high.148
Let the LORD judge15 the peoples. Vindicate me, LORD, according to my righteousness,16 according to my integrity,17 O Most High.189
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure--19 you, the righteous God20 who probes minds and hearts.2110
My shieldb22 is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.2311
God is a righteous judge,24 a God who displays his wrath25 every day.
If he does not relent,26 hec will sharpen his sword;27 he will bend and string his bow.2813
He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.2914
Those who are pregnant with evil conceive trouble and give birth30 to disillusionment.
Those who dig a hole and scoop it out fall into the pit31 they have made.3216
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