1 aDeliver me from my enemies, O my God; bSet me securely on high away from those who rise up against me. 2 Deliver me from athose who do iniquity And save me from bmen of bloodshed. 3 For behold, they ahave set an ambush for my life; Fierce men alaunch an attack against me, bNot for my transgression nor for my sin, O Lord, 4 aFor no guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me. bArouse Yourself to help me, and see! 5 You, aO Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, Awake to bpunish all the nations; cDo not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. Selah. 6 They areturn at evening, they howl like a bdog, And go around the city. 7 Behold, they abelch forth with their mouth; bSwords are in their lips, For, they say, "cWho hears?" 8 But You, O Lord, alaugh at them; You bscoff at all the nations. 9 Because of his astrength I will watch for You, For God is my bstronghold. 10 My God ain His lovingkindness will meet me; God will let me blook triumphantly upon my foes. 11 Do not slay them, aor my people will forget; bScatter them by Your power, and bring them down, O Lord, cour shield. 12 On account of the asin of their mouth and the words of their lips, Let them even be bcaught in their pride, And on account of ccurses and lies which they utter. 13 aDestroy them in wrath, destroy them that they may be no more; That men may bknow that God rules in Jacob To the ends of the earth. Selah. 14 They areturn at evening, they howl like a dog, And go around the city. 15 They awander about for food And growl if they are not satisfied. 16 But as for me, I shall asing of Your strength; Yes, I shall bjoyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the cmorning, For You have been my dstronghold And a erefuge in the day of my distress. 17 aO my strength, I will sing praises to You; For God is my bstronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness.