The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to cast down the poor and needy, to slay those who walk uprightly (blameless in conduct and in conversation).
[My companion] has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him; he has broken and profaned his agreement [of friendship and loyalty].
Like a roaring lion or a ravenous and charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
Blessed be the Lord! For He has shown me His marvelous loving favor when I was beset as in a besieged city.
Though a host encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, [even then] in this will I be confident.
For I am with you, and no man shall assault you to harm you, for I have many people in this city.