Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the Lord, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.
1O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:#words: or, business
2Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.#none…: Heb. not a deliverer
3O Lord my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
4If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
5Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
6Arise, O Lord, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
7So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
8The Lord shall judge the people: judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
9Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
10My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.#My…: Heb. My buckler is upon God
11God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.#judgeth…: or, is a righteous judge
12If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
13He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
14Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
15He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.#He made a pit: Heb. He hath digged a pit
16His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
17I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.