A Psalm of David, which he sang to the Lord about the words of Cush the Benjamite.
O Lord my God, in Thee have I put my hope: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me.
Lest at any time he seize my soul like a lion, while there is none to deliver or to save.
O Lord my God, if I have done this; if there be injustice in my hands; If I have rewarded evils unto them that rendered me evils, then let me fall away empty from mine enemies.
Let the enemy pursue my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay my glory in the dust.
Arise, O Lord, in Thine anger; lift up Thyself to the uttermost borders of Thine enemies.
And awake, O Lord my God, according to the precept that Thou hast commanded, and a congregation of the peoples shall compass Thee about; for their sakes therefore return Thou on high.
The Lord shall judge the peoples. Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine innocency that is in me.
Oh let the wickedness of sinners come to an end; and Thou shalt direct the righteous, O God, that searchest the hearts and reins.
Righteous is my help from God, Which saveth the upright in heart.
God is a righteous judge, strong and forbearing, and inflicteth not anger every day.
If ye turn not, He will furbish His sword; He hath bent His bow, and made it ready.
He hath also prepared on it the instruments of death; He hath made ready His arrows for them that burn with rage.
Behold, he hath travailed with injustice; he hath conceived toil, and brought forth wickedness.
He opened a pit, and digged it, and shall fall into the ditch which he made.
His travail shall return upon his own head, and his injustice shall come down upon his own pate.
I will give thanks unto the Lord according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.