1 O my God, deliver me from mine enemies;
defend me from them that rise up against
2 Deliver me from the wicked doers, and
save me from the bloody men.
3 For lo, they have laid wait for my soul; the
mighty men are gathered against me, not for
mine offense, nor for my sin, O Lord.
4 They run and prepare themselves without a
fault on my part: arise therefore to assist me, and
5 Even thou, O Lord God of hosts, O God of Israel,
awake to visit all the heathen, and be not merciful
unto all that transgress maliciously. Selah.
6 They go to and fro in the evening: they bark
like dogs, and go about the city.
7 Behold, they brag in their talk, and swords are
in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?
8 But thou, O Lord, shalt have them in derision,
and thou shalt laugh at all the heathen.
9 He is strong: but I will wait upon thee: for
God is my defense.
10 My merciful God will prevent me: God will
let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
11 Slay them not, lest my people forget it: but
scatter them abroad by thy power, and put them
down, O Lord, our shield,
12 For the sin of their mouth, and the words of
their lips: and let them be taken in their pride, even
for their perjury and lies, that they speak.
13 Consume them in thy wrath: consume them
that they be no more: and let them know that God
ruleth in Jacob, even unto the ends of the world.
14 And in the evening they shall go to and fro,
and bark like dogs, and go about the city.
15 They shall run here and there for meat, and
surely they shall not be satisfied, though they tarry
16 But I will sing of thy power, and will praise
thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my
defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.
17 Unto thee, O my Strength will I sing: for God
is my defense, and my merciful God.