1 A song of David, which he sang to Jehovah, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite. O Jehovah my God, in You I put my trust; save me from all who pursue me, and deliver me, 2 lest he tear my soul like a lion, tearing it in pieces, and there is no one to deliver.
3 O Jehovah my God, if I have done this; if there is iniquity in my hands; 4 if I have rewarded evil to my friend, or if I have delivered one oppressing me without cause; 5 let the enemy persecute my soul and take it; yea, let him trample down my life on the earth and lay my honor in the dust. Selah.
6 Arise, O Jehovah, in Your anger; lift up Yourself because of the rage of my enemies, and awake for me to the judgment which You have commanded. 7 And the congregation of the peoples shall surround You; and over it You will return on high. 8 Jehovah shall judge the people; judge me, O Jehovah, according to my righteousness, and according to my integrity on me.
9 O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just. For the righteous God tries the minds and hearts. 10 My defense is from God, who saves the upright in heart. 11 God judges the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If he does not turn, He will whet His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready. 13 Yea, He has fitted him for instruments of death; He has made His arrows hotly pursue.
14 Behold, he labors in pain with iniquity, and he has conceived mischief, and has brought forth falsehood. 15 He dug a pit and bored it, and has fallen into the ditch which he made. 16 His mischief shall return on his own head, and his violence shall come on his own crown.