Have mercy on me and be gracious to me, O LORD;
See how I am afflicted by those who hate me,
You who lift me up from the gates of death,
That I may tell aloud all Your praises,
That in the gates of the daughter of Zion (Jerusalem)
I may rejoice in Your salvation and Your help.
The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made;
In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
The LORD has made Himself known;
He executes judgment;
The wicked are trapped by the work of their own hands. Higgaion (meditation) Selah.
The wicked will turn to Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead),
Even all the nations who forget God.
For the poor will not always be forgotten,
Nor the hope of the burdened perish forever.
Arise, O LORD, do not let man prevail;
Let the nations be judged before You.
Put them in [reverent] fear of You, O LORD,
So that the nations may know they are but [frail and mortal] men. Selah.