Save me from all them that pursue me, and deliver me,
Rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
If there be iniquity in my hands;
(Yea, I have delivered him that without cause was mine adversary);
Yea, let him tread my life down to the earth,
And lay my glory in the dust. Selah
Lift up thyself against the rage of mine adversaries,
And awake for me; thou hast commanded judgment.
And over them return thou on high.
Judge me, O Jehovah, according to my righteousness, and to mine integrity that is in me.
For the righteous God trieth the minds and hearts.
Who saveth the upright in heart.
Yea, a God that hath indignation every day.
He hath bent his bow, and made it ready;
He maketh his arrows fiery shafts.
Yea, he hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
And is fallen into the ditch which he made.
And his violence shall come down upon his own pate.
And will sing praise to the name of Jehovah Most High.
About American Standard Version
The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.