1: By David. Strive, Jehovah, with my strivers, fight with my fighters, 2: Take hold of shield and buckler, and rise for my help, 3: And draw out spear and lance, To meet my pursuers. Say to my soul, 'Thy salvation I [am].' 4: They are ashamed and blush, those seeking my soul, Turned backward and confounded, Those devising my evil. 5: They are as chaff before wind, And a messenger of Jehovah driving away. 6: Their way is darkness and slipperiness, And a messenger of Jehovah their pursuer. 7: For without cause they hid for me their netpit, Without cause they digged for my soul. 8: Meet him doth desolation -- he knoweth not, And his net that he hid catcheth him, For desolation he falleth into it. 9: And my soul is joyful in Jehovah, It rejoiceth in His salvation. 10: All my bones say, 'Jehovah, who is like Thee, Delivering the poor from the stronger than he, And the poor and needy from his plunderer.' 11: Violent witnesses rise up, That which I have not known they ask me. 12: They pay me evil for good, bereaving my soul, 13: And I -- in their sickness my clothing [is] sackcloth, I have humbled with fastings my soul, And my prayer unto my bosom returneth. 14: As [if] a friend, as [if] my brother, I walked habitually, As a mourner for a mother, Mourning I have bowed down. 15: And -- in my halting they have rejoiced, And have been gathered together, Gathered against me were the smiters, And I have not known, They have rent, and they have not ceased; 16: With profane ones, mockers in feasts, Gnashing against me their teeth. 17: Lord, how long dost thou behold? Keep back my soul from their desolations, From young lions my only one. 18: I thank Thee in a great assembly, Among a mighty people I praise Thee. 19: Mine enemies rejoice not over me [with] falsehood, Those hating me without cause wink the eye. 20: For they speak not peace, And against the quiet of the land, Deceitful words they devise, 21: And they enlarge against me their mouth, They said, 'Aha, aha, our eye hath seen.' 22: Thou hast seen, O Jehovah, Be not silent, O Lord -- be not far from me, 23: Stir up, and wake to my judgment, My God, and my Lord, to my plea. 24: Judge me according to Thy righteousness, O Jehovah my God, And they do not rejoice over me. 25: They do not say in their heart, 'Aha, our desire.' They do not say, 'We swallowed him up.' 26: They are ashamed and confounded together, Who are rejoicing at my evil. They put on shame and confusion, Who are magnifying themselves against me. 27: They sing and rejoice, who are desiring my righteousness, And they say continually, 'Jehovah is magnified, Who is desiring the peace of His servant.' 28: And my tongue uttereth Thy righteousness, All the day Thy praise!