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1 Lord my God, I take refuged in you;
2 or they will tear me apart like a liong
and rip me to pieces with no one to rescueh me.
and there is guilt on my handsi—
or without causej have robbed my foe—
5 then let my enemy pursue and overtakek me;
let him trample my life to the groundl
6 Arise,n Lord, in your anger;
rise up against the rage of my enemies.o
Awake,p my God; decree justice.
while you sit enthroned over them on high.q
8 Let the Lord judger the peoples.
Vindicate me, Lord, according to my righteousness,s
and make the righteous secure—v
you, the righteous Godw
who probes minds and hearts.x
who saves the upright in heart.z
11 God is a righteous judge,a
a God who displays his wrathb every day.
12 If he does not relent,c
he will bend and string his bow.e
he makes ready his flaming arrows.f
conceives trouble and gives birthg to disillusionment.
their violence comes down on their own heads.
17 I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness;j
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