A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite.
1 Lord my God, I seek refuge in you;r
save me from all my pursuers and rescue me,s
2 or theyB will tear me like a lion,
ripping me apart with no one to rescue me.t
if there is injustice on my hands,u
4 if I have done harm to one at peace with mev
may he trample me to the groundx
and leave my honor in the dust.y
lift yourself up against the fury of my adversaries;z
you have ordained a judgment.ab
7 Let the assembly of peoples gather around you;ac
take your seat on high over it.ad
8 The Lord judges the peoples;ae
vindicate me, Lord,
according to my righteousness and my integrity.af
9 Let the evil of the wicked come to an end,ag
but establish the righteous.ah
The one who examines the thoughts and emotionsE
is a righteous God.ai
10 My shield is with God,aj
who saves the upright in heart.ak
and a God who shows his wrath every day.al
he will sharpen his sword;am
he has strung his bow and made it ready.an
he tips his arrows with fire.ao
conceives trouble, and gives birth to deceit.ap
but fell into the hole he had made.aq
his own violence comes down on top of his head.ar
I will sing about the name of the Lord Most High.as
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