9 He who hates me tears me in his wrath; he gnashes upon me with his teeth; my enemy sharpens his eyes upon me.
10 They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.
11 God has delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.
12 I was at ease, but he has broken me apart; he has also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.
13 His archers surround me, he splits my kidneys open, and does not spare; he pours out my gall upon the ground.
14 He breaks me with thrust upon thrust, he runs upon me like a giant.1
2 O my God, I trust in you. Let me not be put to shame, do not let my enemies triumph over me.1
11 Malicious witnesses rise up; they ask me things that I do not know.
12 They reward me evil for good to the sorrow of my soul.
15 But they rejoiced in my adversity and gathered themselves together; yes, the attackers whom I did not know gathered themselves together against me; they reviled me without ceasing.
16 Like ungodly mockers at feasts, they gnashed their teeth at me.
17 Lord, how long will you look on? Rescue my soul from their destructions, my dear life from the lions.1
16 Above all, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
12 They also who seek after my life, lay snares for me. And those who seek my hurt, speak mischievous things and imagine deceits all the day long.3
1 Be merciful to me, O God, for man would swallow me up; the adversary fights me all day long.
2 My enemies would swallow me up daily. For there are many who fight against me, O most High.1
5 All day they twist my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they watch my steps, when they wait for my soul.2
11 You brought us into the net; you laid affliction upon our loins.1
12 You have caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water, but you brought us out into a wealthy place.2
|Psalms 141:8-9 |
8 But my eyes are to you, O GOD the Lord; in you is my trust; do not leave my soul destitute.
9 Keep me from the snares that they have laid for me, and the traps of the workers of iniquity.1