A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite.
1O Lord my God, in You I put my trust;
save me from all those who persecute me, and deliver me,
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 lest they tear my soul like a lion,
rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 O Lord my God, if I have done this,
if there is iniquity in the palms of my hands,
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 if I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me,
or have delivered my adversary without cause,
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 then may the enemy pursue my life and overtake me;
may my enemy trample my life to the ground,
and lay my honor in the dust. Selah
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 Arise, O Lord, in Your anger;
rise up because of the rage of my adversaries,
and awaken Yourself for me; You have commanded justice.
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 The congregation of the peoples surround You;
return above it to heaven’s heights.
8#Job 35:10; Ps 63:6 The Lord will judge the peoples;
grant me justice, O Lord, according to my righteousness,
and according to my integrity within me.
9#Ps 38:6; 18:2 May the evil of the wicked come to an end;
may You vindicate the righteous one;
You are a righteous God who examines the minds and hearts.
10#Ps 42:3; Joel 2:17 My defense depends on God,
who saves the upright in heart.
11#Ps 42:5; 43:5 God is a righteous judge,
and God has indignation every day.
12If one does not repent,
God will sharpen His sword;
He has bent His bow and made it ready.
13He has prepared for Himself deadly weapons;
He makes His arrows flaming shafts.
14The wicked man writhes in pain of iniquity;
he has conceived mischief and brought forth falsehood.
15He who digs a hole and hollows it
will then fall into his own pit.
16His mischief will return on his own head;
his violence will descend on the crown of his own head.
17I will thank the Lord according to His righteousness,
and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.