Fight against those who fight against me.
and stand up for my help.
those who pursue me.
Tell my soul, “I am your salvation.”
be ashamed and humiliated.
Let those who devise evil against me
be turned back and ashamed.
when the angel of Yahweh drives them away.
when the angel of Yahweh is pursuing them.
without cause they have dug a pit for my soul.
It will rejoice in his salvation.
“Yahweh, who is like you,
who delivers the afflicted person from him who is too strong for him;
yes, the afflicted person and the needy from one who robs him?”
They interrogate me about things of which I am unaware.
to the bereavement of my soul.
my clothing was sackcloth.
I humbled my soul with fasting,
But my prayer returned into my own bosom.
I bowed down, dressed in dark clothing
like the mourning for a mother.
and assembled together.
The oppressors gathered themselves together against me
Whom I did not know.
They slandered me and did not cease.
they gnashed their teeth at me.
Rescue my soul from their ravages,
my only life from young lions.
I will praise you among many people.
neither let those who hate me without a cause
wink their eyes.
but they devise deceitful words
against those who are quiet in the land.
They said, “Aha! Aha! Our eyes have seen it!”
O Lord, do not be far away from me.
Yes, O Lord, rouse yourself on behalf of my dispute.
according to your righteousness.
And do not let them rejoice over me.
“Aha! Our desire!”
Do not let them say,
“We have swallowed him up!”
those who rejoiced at my misfortune.
Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor
who magnify themselves against me.
those who delight in my righteousness.
Yes, let them say continually,
“Let Yahweh be magnified,
who delights in the well-being of his servant!”
singing a song of praise all day long.