then let my enemies capture me. Let them trample me into the ground and drag my honor in the dust. Interlude
Arise, O LORD, in anger! Stand up against the fury of my enemies! Wake up, my God, and bring justice!
Gather the nations before you. Rule over them from on high.
The LORD judges the nations. Declare me righteous, O LORD, for I am innocent, O Most High!
End the evil of those who are wicked, and defend the righteous. For you look deep within the mind and heart, O righteous God.
God is my shield, saving those whose hearts are true and right.
God is an honest judge. He is angry with the wicked every day.
If a person does not repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
He will prepare his deadly weapons and shoot his flaming arrows.
The wicked conceive evil; they are pregnant with trouble and give birth to lies.
They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves.