1
¶ O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust;
save me;
from all them that persecute me, deliver me,
2
Lest my soul be torn as by a lion, and there is no one to save me and to deliver me.
3
O LORD my God, if I have done this thing and if there be iniquity in my hands,
4
If I have been vengeful to him that has done me evil, and if I have oppressed my enemies without a cause;
5
Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me, yea, let him tread clown my life upon the earth and lay my honor in the dust.
6
Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself over the neck of mine enemies;
and make me alert in the judgment that thou hast commanded.
7
Let the congregation of the peoples circle thee about;
and for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
8
The LORD shall judge the people;
judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me.
9
Oh let the evil of the wicked come to an end;
and establish thou the righteous, O thou searcher of hearts and souls.
10
¶ O God who saveth the upright in heart, O righteous God, help me.
11
God is a righteous judge;
yea he is not angry every day.
12
If he turn not from his anger, he will whet his sword and bend his bow and make it ready.
13
He has also prepared for himself the instruments of wrath;
he pointed his arrows against the persecutor.
14
Because the wicked has become corrupt and has conceived mischief and brought forth falsehood,
15
He has made a well, and deepened it, and is fallen into the pit which he made.
16
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his iniquity upon his own pate.
17
I will praise the LORD according to my righteousness;
and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.