Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
Defend me from those who rise up against me.
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity,
And save me from bloodthirsty men.
For look, they lie in wait for my life;
The mighty gather against me,
Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O Lord.
They run and prepare themselves through no fault of mine.
Awake to help me, and behold!
They growl like a dog,
And go all around the city.
Indeed, they belch with their mouth;
Swords are in their lips;
For they say, “Who hears?”…
I will wait for You, O You his Strength;
For God is my defense…
Scatter them by Your power,
And bring them down,
O Lord our shield.
For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips,
Let them even be taken in their pride,
And for the cursing and lying which they speak…
And let them know that God rules in Jacob
To the ends of the earth. Selah…
But I will sing of Your power;
Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning;
For You have been my defense….
To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises;
For God is my defense,
My God of mercy.