O Lord my God, in thee have I put my trust;
save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me, lest he devour my soul like a lion, and tear it in pieces, while there is none to help.
O Lord my God, if I have done any such thing, or if there
be any wickedness in my hands, if I have rewarded evil unto
him that dealt friendly with me (yea, I have delivered him
that without any cause is mine enemy), then let mine enemy
persecute my soul, and take me;
yea, let him tread my life down upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust.
Stand up, O Lord, in thy wrath, and lift up thyself, because
of the indignation of mine enemies;
arise up for me in the judgement that thou hast commanded.
And so shall the congregation
of the people come about thee;
for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again.
The Lord shall judge the people;
give sentence with me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to the innocency that is in me.
the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end;
but guide thou the just.
For the righteous God trieth the very hearts and reins.
My help cometh of God, who preserveth them that are true of heart.
God is a righteous Judge, strong, and patient;
and God is provoked every day.
If a man will not turn, he will
whet his sword;
he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
hath prepared for him the instruments of death;
he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
Behold, he travaileth
he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth ungodliness.
He hath graven and dug up a pit, and is fallen himself into the destruction that he made for others.
For his travail shall come upon his own head, and his wickedness shall fall on his own pate.
I will give thanks unto the Lord, according to his righteousness;
and I will praise the Name of the Lord Most High.