Do not kill them. Otherwise, my people may forget. Make them wander aimlessly by your power. Bring them down, O Lord, our shield,
[because of] the sins from their mouths and the words on their lips. Let them be trapped by their own arrogance because they speak curses and lies.
Destroy them in your rage. Destroy them until not one of them is left. Then they will know that God rules Jacob to the ends of the earth. Selah
They return in the evening. They howl like dogs. They prowl the city.
They wander around to find something to eat. If they are not full enough, they will stay all night.
But I will sing about your strength. In the morning I will joyfully sing about your mercy. You have been my stronghold and a place of safety in times of trouble.
O my strength, I will make music to praise you! God is my stronghold, my merciful God!