1 Save me, O God, by your name ♦
and vindicate me by your power.
2 Hear my prayer, O God; ♦
give heed to the words of my mouth.
3 For strangers have risen up against me,
and the ruthless seek after my life; ♦
they have not set God before them.
4 Behold, God is my helper; ♦
it is the Lord who upholds my life.
5 May evil rebound on those who lie in wait for me; ♦
destroy them in your faithfulness.
6 An offering of a free heart will I give you ♦
and praise your name, O Lord, for it is gracious.
7 For he has delivered me out of all my trouble, ♦
and my eye has seen the downfall of my enemies.
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