1 Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
for in you I take refuge.j
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wingsk
until the disaster has passed.l
to God, who vindicates me.m
3 He sends from heaven and saves me,n
rebuking those who hotly pursue me—c o
God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.p
4 I am in the midst of lions;q
I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—
men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
whose tongues are sharp swords.r
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.s
6 They spread a net for my feett—
I was bowed downu in distress.
They dug a pitv in my path—
but they have fallen into it themselves.w
7 My heart, O God, is steadfast,
my heart is steadfast;x
I will sing and make music.
Awake, harp and lyre!y
I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.z
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;a
let your glory be over all the earth.b
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6.