pay attention to my groaning.
for I pray to no one but you.
Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
you cannot tolerate the sins of the wicked.
for you hate all who do evil.
The Lord detests murderers and deceivers.
I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe.
or my enemies will conquer me.
Make your way plain for me to follow.
Their deepest desire is to destroy others.
Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave.
Their tongues are filled with flattery.*
Let them be caught in their own traps.
Drive them away because of their many sins,
for they have rebelled against you.
let them sing joyful praises forever.
Spread your protection over them,
that all who love your name may be filled with joy.
you surround them with your shield of love.