Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation;
O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!
The Lord therefore be judge and decide between you and me; and may He see and plead my cause and deliver me from your hand.”
A Psalm of David.
Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity,
And I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.
A Psalm of David.
Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me;
Fight against those who fight against me.
You destroy those who speak falsehood;
The Lord abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.
The Lord judges the peoples;
Vindicate me, O Lord, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me.
Judge me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness,
And do not let them rejoice over me.
Now someone told David, saying, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.” And David said, “O Lord, I pray, make the counsel of Ahithophel foolishness.”
Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,
But God is the Judge;
He puts down one and exalts another.
For the Lord will plead their case
And take the life of those who rob them.
For their Redeemer is strong;
He will plead their case against you.
I will bear the indignation of the Lord
Because I have sinned against Him,
Until He pleads my case and executes justice for me.
He will bring me out to the light,
And I will see His righteousness.
For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one who examines me is the Lord.
Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give your advice. What shall we do?”
and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;