1 Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto HaShem, concerning Cush a Benjamite.
2 O HaShem my G-d, in Thee have I taken refuge; save me from all them that pursue me, and deliver me;
3 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
4 O HaShem my G-d, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
5 If I have requited him that did evil unto me, or spoiled mine adversary unto emptiness;
6 Let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it, and tread my life down to the earth; yea, let him lay my glory in the dust. Selah
7 Arise, O HaShem, in Thine anger, lift up Thyself in indignation against mine adversaries; yea, awake for me at the judgment which Thou hast commanded.
8 And let the congregation of the peoples compass Thee about, and over them return Thou on high.
9 O HaShem, who ministerest judgment to the peoples, judge me, O HaShem, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
10 Oh that a full measure of evil might come upon the wicked, and that Thou wouldest establish the righteous; for the righteous G-d trieth the heart and reins.
11 My shield is with G-d, who saveth the upright in heart.
12 G-d is a righteous judge, yea, a G-d that hath indignation every day:
18 I will give thanks unto HaShem according to His righteousness; and will sing praise to the name of HaShem Most High.