1 Deliver me from
mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against
2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from
3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered
against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.
4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to
help me, and behold.
5 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake
to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors.
6 They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and
go round about the city.
7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their
lips: for who, say they, doth hear?
8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all
the heathen in derision.
9 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is
10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see
my desire upon mine enemies.
11 Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy
power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let
them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying
which they speak.
13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be:
and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of
the earth. Selah.
14 And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise
like a dog, and go round about the city.
15 Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they
be not satisfied.
16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy
mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge
in the day of my trouble.
17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence,
and the God of my mercy.