Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the music director; a psalm of David. How blessed is the one who treats the poor properly! When trouble comes, the Lord delivers him.
Deliver me from all my sins of rebellion! Do not make me the object of fools' insults!
Rise up, O judge of the earth! Pay back the proud!
But I fear the reaction of their enemies, for their adversaries would misunderstand and say, "Our power is great, and the Lord has not done all this!"'
Whom have you taunted and hurled insults at? At whom have you shouted and looked so arrogantly? At the Holy One of Israel!
I acted for the sake of my reputation, so that I would not be profaned before the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.
Take note, O Lord, of the way your servants are taunted, and of how I must bear so many insults from people!
In light of all this, how can you still hold back, Lord? How can you be silent and continue to humiliate us?
(Sin/Shin) You have heard their taunts, O Lord, all their plots against me.
"Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains and hills, the ravines and valleys, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, I have spoken in my zeal and in my anger, because you have endured the insults of the nations.