Shiggaion of David, which he sang1 unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.
1145 O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust:1 save54 me from all them that persecute6 me, and deliver54 me:
Lest he tear4 my soul like a lion, rending [it] in pieces,6 while [there is] none to deliver.56
O LORD my God, if I have done1 this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
If I have rewarded1 evil unto him that was at peace6 with me; (yea, I have delivered17 him that without cause is mine enemy:)6
Let the enemy6 persecute17 my soul, and take55 [it]; yea, let him tread down4 my life upon the earth, and lay55 mine honour in the dust. Selah.
Arise,3 O LORD, in thine anger, lift up10 thyself because of the rage of mine enemies:6 and awake3 for me [to] the judgment [that] thou hast commanded.14
So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about:25 for their sakes therefore return3 thou on high.
The LORD shall judge4 the people: judge3 me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity [that is] in me.
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end;4 but establish34 the just: for the righteous God trieth6 the hearts and reins.
My defence [is] of God, which saveth56 the upright in heart.
God judgeth6 the righteous, and God is angry6 [with the wicked] every day.
If he turn4 not, he will whet4 his sword; he hath bent1 his bow, and made it ready.34
He hath also prepared52 for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth4 his arrows against the persecutors.5
Behold, he travaileth17 with iniquity, and hath conceived1 mischief, and brought forth1 falsehood.
He made1 a pit, and digged4 it, and is fallen4 into the ditch [which] he made.4
His mischief shall return4 upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down4 upon his own pate.
I will praise55 the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise17 to the name of the LORD most high.