1 Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;f
protect my life from the threat of the enemy.g
from the plots of evildoers.
3 They sharpen their tongues like swordsj
and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.k
4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent;l
they shoot suddenly, without fear.m
they talk about hiding their snares;n
“We have devised a perfect plan!”
Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.
they will suddenly be struck down.
8 He will turn their own tongues against themp
and bring them to ruin;
9 All people will fear;s
they will proclaim the works of God
and ponder what he has done.t
10 The righteous will rejoice in the Lordu
and take refuge in him;v
all the upright in heart will glory in him!w
come quickly, Lord, to help me.b
2 May those who want to take my lifec
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
be turned back in disgrace.d
3 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”e
turn back because of their shame.
4 But may all who seek youf
rejoice and be gladg in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
“The Lord is great!”h
5 But as for me, I am poor and needy;i
come quickly to me,j O God.
Lord, do not delay.m