DELIVER me from mine enemies, O God;
defend me from them that rise up against me.
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul;
evil have they multiplied against me;
not because I have transgressed or because I have sinned, O LORD.
They run and prepare themselves against me without considering whether I have been at fault;
Awake to help me, and behold, O thou LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the nations, and spare not any wicked transgressors.
They return at evening;
they make a noise like dogs, and go round about the city.
Behold, they belch out with their mouths;
swords are in their lips;
for who, say they, does care?
¶ But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them;
thou shalt have all the nations in derision.
To thee shall I give praise, O God, for thou art my defense.
O God, thy lovingkindness has preceded me;
God has let me live to see my enemies avenged.
Spare them for a living example, lest my people forget;
but scatter them by thy power, and bring them down, O LORD my hope.
For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips.
let them even be taken in their pride;
for it is cursing and lying that they speak.
Consume them in thy wrath, consume them, that they be no more, that they may know that God rules over Jacob and over the ends of the earth.
And at evening let them return;
and let them make a noise like dogs, and go round about the city.
Let them be hungry and not be filled, neither let them find a lodging place.
But I will sing of thy power;
yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning;
for thou hast been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.
Unto thee, O God, will I sing;
for thou art God of my refuge and the God of my mercy.