1: O Lord my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me. 2: or they will tear me like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me. 3: O Lord my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands-- 4: If I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause have robbed my foe-- 5: then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust. 6: Arise, O Lord, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice. 7: Let the assembled peoples gather around you. Rule over them from on high; 8: let the Lord judge the peoples. Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High. 9: O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure. 10: My shield is God Most High. Who saves the upright in heart. 11: God is a righteous judge a God who expresses his wrath every day. 12: If he does not relent he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow. 13: He has prepared his deadly weapons: he makes ready his flaming arrows.
14: He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment. 15: He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made. 16: The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head. 17: I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
1: O Lord, our Lord how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2: From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. 3: When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4: what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him 5: You made him a little lower that the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. 6: You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet; 7: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, 8: the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swims the paths of the seas. 9: O Lord, our Lord how majestic is your name in all the earth!