Let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it; And let him trample my life down to the ground And lay my glory in the dust. Selah.
“I have sewed sackcloth over my skin And thrust my horn in the dust.
“If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot has hastened after deceit,
“If my land cries out against me, And its furrows weep together;
“Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him, And tread down the wicked where they stand.
Many are saying of my soul, “There is no deliverance for him in God.” Selah.
Through You we will push back our adversaries; Through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us.
But man in his pomp will not endure; He is like the beasts that perish.
Through God we shall do valiantly, And it is He who will tread down our adversaries.
I send it against a godless nation And commission it against the people of My fury To capture booty and to seize plunder, And to trample them down like mud in the streets.
“ I have trodden the wine trough alone, And from the peoples there was no man with Me. I also trod them in My anger And trampled them in My wrath; And their lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments, And I stained all My raiment.
O Lord, the hope of Israel, All who forsake You will be put to shame. Those who turn away on earth will be written down, Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the Lord.
You went forth for the salvation of Your people, For the salvation of Your anointed. You struck the head of the house of the evil To lay him open from thigh to neck. Selah.
“They will be as mighty men, Treading down the enemy in the mire of the streets in battle; And they will fight, for the Lord will be with them; And the riders on horses will be put to shame.
You will tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing,” says the Lord of hosts.