Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God!
For You have smitten all my enemies on the cheek;
You have shattered the teeth of the wicked.
“They have gaped at me with their mouth,
They have slapped me on the cheek with contempt;
They have massed themselves against me.
O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth;
Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord.
“I broke the jaws of the wicked
And snatched the prey from his teeth.
Arise, O Lord, in Your anger;
Lift up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries,
And arouse Yourself for me; You have appointed judgment.
Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up Your hand.
Do not forget the afflicted.
Return, O Lord, rescue my soul;
Save me because of Your lovingkindness.
“Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy,
Now I will arise,” says the Lord; “I will set him in the safety for which he longs.”
Stir up Yourself, and awake to my right
And to my cause, my God and my Lord.
Arouse Yourself, why do You sleep, O Lord?
Awake, do not reject us forever.
You, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel,
Awake to punish all the nations;
Do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. Selah.
Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand?
From within Your bosom, destroy them!
When God arose to judgment,
To save all the humble of the earth. Selah.
Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord;
Awake as in the days of old, the generations of long ago.
Was it not You who cut Rahab in pieces,
Who pierced the dragon?
Let him give his cheek to the smiter,
Let him be filled with reproach.
“Woe to him who says to a piece of wood, ‘Awake!’
To a mute stone, ‘Arise!’
And that is your teacher?
Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver,
And there is no breath at all inside it.