A song of David, which he sang to Jehovah, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite
1 O Jehovah my God, in You I put my trust; deliver me from all those who pursue me,
and rescue me,
2 lest they tear my soul like a lion, tearing it in pieces, and there is no one to rescue.
3 O Jehovah my God, if I have done this: if there is iniquity in my hands;
4 if I have repaid evil to one who was at peace with me, or if I have plundered my enemy
5 let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it; yea, let him trample down my life upon
the earth and lay my honor in the dust. Selah.
6 Arise, O Jehovah, in Your anger; lift up Yourself because of the rage of my enemies,
and arouse Yourself for me to the judgment which You have commanded.
7 Thus the congregation of the people shall surround You; for their sakes, therefore,
return on high.
8 Jehovah shall judge the people; judge me, O Jehovah, according to my righteousness,
and according to my integrity within me.
9 O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just. For the
righteous God tries the hearts and minds.
10 My defense is from God, who saves the upright in heart.
11 God judges the righteous, and the Mighty God is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If he does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and made it
13 He has also prepared instruments of death for him; He makes His arrows hotly
14 Behold, he writhes in iniquity, and has conceived trouble, and has brought forth
15 He has excavated a cistern and dug it, and has fallen into the pit which he made.
16 His trouble shall return upon his own head, and his violence shall come down upon
his own crown.
17 I will praise Jehovah according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name
of Jehovah Most High.