*Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the Lord, concerning the ||words of Cush the Benjamite.
1 *O Lord my God, ain thee do I put my trust:
bSave me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
2 Lest he ctear my soul like a lion,
Rending it in pieces, while there is †none to deliver.
3 O Lord my God, dif I have done this;
If there be einiquity in my hands;
4 If I have rewarded evil unto eehim that was at peace with me;
(Yea, fI have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it;
Yea, let him gtread down my life upon the earth,
And lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
6 Arise, O Lord, in thine anger,
hLift up thyself because of ithe rage of mine enemies:
And jawake for me kto the judgment that thou hast commanded.
7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about:
For their sakes therefore return thou on high.
8 The Lord shall judge the people:
lJudge me, O Lord, laccording to my righteousness,
And according to mine integrity that is min me.
9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just:
nFor the righteous God trieth othe hearts and reins.
10 †My defence is of God,
Which saveth pthe upright in heart.
11 ||God judgeth the righteous,
And God is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If he turn not, he will qwhet his sword;
He hath rbent his bow, and smade it ready.
13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death;
He ordaineth this arrows against uthe persecutors.
14 Behold, he travaileth with viniquity,
And hath vconceived mischief,
And vbrought forth falsehood.
15 †He made a pit, and digged it,
And wis fallen into the ditch which he made.
16 wHis mischief shall return upon his own head,
And his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
17 I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness:
And xwill sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.
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