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Superscription: A shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush, a Benjamite.
:1 O LORD my God, in You I have taken refuge;
Save me from all those who pursue me,
and deliver me,
:2 Or they will tear my entire person apart like a lion,
Dragging me away like prey
and there is no one to rescue me.
:3 O LORD my God, if I have done this,
If there is injustice in my hands,
:4 If I have repaid the one at peace with me evil,
and withdrew from my enemies without cause,
:5 Let the enemy pursue my entire being
and overtake me,
And let him trample my life down to the ground,
And let my glory lay in the dust. Selah
:6 Stand up, O LORD, in Your anger;
Rise up with raging fury against my enemies!
Get up for me, execute judgment.
:7 And the assembly of the peoples surrounds you.
And over them return on high.
:8 The LORD judges the peoples;
Vindicate me, O LORD,
according to my righteousness
and my integrity, O Most High.
:9 Let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
But establish the righteous,
Righteous God, examine the hearts and minds of the righteous.
:10 My shield is the Most High God,
Who saves the upright in heart.
:11 God is a righteous judge;
And a God who has indignation all day.
:12 If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword;
He will bend and string his bow.
:13 He has also prepared his deadly weapons;
He gets ready his flaming arrows.
:14 See the one who is pregnant with evil,
who conceives trouble
and gives birth to harmful lies.
:15 He has dug a pit and excavated it,
And has fallen into the hole which he made.
:16 His mischief will return upon his own head,
And on top of his head violence comes down.
:17 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness,
And will sing praise to the name of the
LORD Most High.