DELIVER me from mine enemies, O God : defend me from them that rise up against me.
2 O deliver me from the wicked doers : and save me from the blood-thirsty men.
3 For lo, they lie waiting for my soul : the mighty men are gathered against me, without any offence or fault of me, O Lord.
4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault : arise thou therefore to help me, and behold.
5 Stand up, O Lord God of hosts, thou God of Israel, to visit all the heathen : and be not merciful unto them that offend of malicious wickedness.
6 They go to and fro in the evening : they grin like a dog, and run about through the city.
7 Behold, they speak with their mouth, and swords are in their lips : for who doth hear?
8 But thou, O Lord, shalt have them in derision : and thou shalt laugh all the heathen to scorn.
9 My strength will I ascribe unto thee : for thou art the God of my refuge.
10 God sheweth me his goodness plenteously : and God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
11 Slay them not, lest my people forget it : but scatter them abroad among the people, and put them down, O Lord, our defence.
12 For the sin of their mouth, and for the words of their lips, they shall be taken in their pride : and why? their preaching is of cursing and lies.
13 Consume them in thy wrath, consume them, that they may perish : and know that it is God that ruleth in Jacob, and unto the ends of the world.
14 And in the evening they will return : grin like a dog, and will go about the city.
15 They will run here and there for meat : and grudge if they be not satisfied.
16 As for me, I will sing of thy power, and will praise thy mercy betimes 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 thou, O God, art my refuge, and my merciful God.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.