Put on your armor, and take up your shield. Prepare for battle, and come to my aid.
Lift up your spear and javelin against those who pursue me. Let me hear you say, “I will give you victory!”
Bring shame and disgrace on those trying to kill me; turn them back and humiliate those who want to harm me.
Blow them away like chaff in the wind— a wind sent by the angel of the LORD .
Make their path dark and slippery, with the angel of the LORD pursuing them.
I did them no wrong, but they laid a trap for me. I did them no wrong, but they dug a pit to catch me.
So let sudden ruin come upon them! Let them be caught in the trap they set for me! Let them be destroyed in the pit they dug for me.
Then I will rejoice in the LORD . I will be glad because he rescues me.
With every bone in my body I will praise him: “ LORD, who can compare with you? Who else rescues the helpless from the strong? Who else protects the helpless and poor from those who rob them?”
Malicious witnesses testify against me. They accuse me of crimes I know nothing about.
They repay me evil for good. I am sick with despair.