1: (Shiggaion of David, which he sang to Jehovah, concerning the words of Cush the Benjaminite.) Jehovah my God, in thee have I trusted: save me from all my pursuers, and deliver me; 2: Lest he tear my soul like a lion, crushing it while there is no deliverer. 3: Jehovah my God, if I have done this, if there be iniquity in my hands; 4: If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (indeed I have freed him that without cause oppressed me;) 5: Let the enemy pursue after my soul, and take [it], and let him tread down my life to the earth, and lay my glory in the dust. Selah. 6: Arise, Jehovah, in thine anger; lift thyself up against the raging of mine oppressors, and awake for me: thou hast commanded judgment. 7: And the assembly of the peoples shall encompass thee; and for their sakes return thou on high. 8: Jehovah shall minister judgment to the peoples. Judge me, Jehovah, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity which is in me. 9: Oh let the wrong of the wicked come to an end, and establish thou the righteous [man]; even thou that triest the hearts and reins, the righteous God. 10: My shield is with God, who saveth the upright in heart. 11: God is a righteous judge, and a God who is indignant all the day. 12: If one turn not, he will sharpen his sword; he hath bent his bow and made it ready, 13: And he hath prepared for him instruments of death; his arrows hath he made burning. 14: Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, yea, he hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood: 15: He digged a pit, and hollowed it out, and is fallen into the hole that he made. 16: His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violence shall come down upon his own pate. 17: I will praise Jehovah according to his righteousness, and will sing forth the name of Jehovah the Most High.