In You Do I Take Refuge
A aShiggaion ▼▼Probably a musical or liturgical term of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite. 1 O Lord my God, in you do I ctake refuge;
dsave me from all my pursuers and deliver me,
2lest like ea lion they tear my soul apart,
rending it in pieces, with fnone to deliver.
3 O Lord my God, gif I have done this,
if there is hwrong in my hands,
4if I have repaid imy friend ▼
▼Hebrew the one at peace with mewith evil
or kplundered my enemy without cause,
5let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it,
and let him ltrample my life to the ground
and lay my glory in the dust. Selah
6 mArise, O Lord, in your anger;
nlift yourself up against the fury of my enemies;
oawake for me; you have appointed a judgment.
7Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you;
over it return on high.
8 The Lord pjudges the peoples;
qjudge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness
and according to the integrity that is in me.
9Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
and may you establish the righteous—
you who rtest sthe minds and hearts ▼
▼Hebrew the hearts and kidneys
O righteous God!
10My shield is uwith God,
who saves vthe upright in heart.
11God is wa righteous judge,
and a God who feels xindignation every day.
12 If a man ▼
▼Hebrew hedoes not repent, God ▼
▼Hebrew hewill aawhet his sword;
he has abbent and acreadied his bow;
13he has prepared for him his deadly weapons,
making his adarrows aefiery shafts.
14Behold, the wicked man afconceives evil
and is agpregnant with mischief
and gives birth to lies.
15He makes aha pit, digging it out,
and falls into the hole that he has made.
16His aimischief returns upon his own head,
and on his own skull his violence descends.
17 I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness,
and I will ajsing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.
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