Eripe me de inimicis
Deliver me from my enemies, O God; *
defend me from those who rise up against me.
O deliver me from the evildoers, *
and save me from the bloodthirsty.
For behold, they lie in wait for my soul; *
the mighty are gathered against me, without any offense or fault of mine, O Lord.
They run and prepare themselves without cause. *
Arise therefore to help me, and behold.
Rise up, O Lord God of hosts, O God of Israel, to visit all the nations, *
and be not merciful to those who offend with malicious wickedness.
They go to and fro in the evening; *
they howl like dogs, and run about through the city.
Behold, they boast with their mouths, and taunts are on their lips, *
for they say, “Who will hear us?”
But you, O Lord, shall hold them in derision, *
and you shall laugh all the nations to scorn.
My strength I will ascribe unto you, *
for you are the God of my refuge.
God shows me his plenteous goodness, *
and God shall let me look in triumph upon my enemies.
Slay them not, lest my people forget it, *
but scatter them abroad by your might, and put them down, O Lord our shield.
For the sin of their mouth, and for the words of their lips, they shall be taken in their pride, *
because their talk is cursing and lies.
Consume them in your wrath; consume them, that they may perish, *
and know that it is God who rules in Jacob, and unto the ends of the world.
In the evening they will return, *
howl like dogs, and run about through the city.
They will run here and there for meat *
and growl if they are not satisfied.
As for me, I will sing of your power, and will praise your mercy early in the morning; *
for you have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.
Unto you, O my strength, will I sing, *
for you, O God, are my refuge, and my merciful God.