Bible Text & Cross-references:
David reproveth the wicked, and foretelleth their punishment.
1 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title.
2 If in very deed you speak justice: judge right things, ye sons of men.
3 For in your heart you work iniquity: your hands forge injustice in the earth.
4 The wicked are alienated from the womb, they have gone astray from the womb: they have spoken false things.
5 Their madness is according to the likeness of a serpent: like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ears:
6 Which will not hear the voice of the charmers; nor of the wizard that charmeth wisely.
7 God shall break in pieces their teeth in their mouth: the Lord shall break the grinders of the lions.
8 They shall come to nothing, like water running down: he hath bent his bow till they be weakened.
9 Like wax that melteth they shall be taken away: fire hath fallen on them, and they shall not see the sun.
10 Before your thorns could know the brier; he swalloweth them up as alive, in his wrath.
11 The just shall rejoice when he shall see the revenge: he shall wash his hands in the blood of the sinner.
12 And man shall say: If indeed there be fruit to the just; there is indeed a God that judgeth them on the earth.
Bible Text & Cross-references:
A prayer to be delivered from the wicked, with confidence in God’s help and protection. It agrees to Christ and his enemies, the Jews.
1 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title, when Saul sent and watched his house, to kill him. [1 Kings xix.]
2 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; and defend me from them that rise up against me.
3 Deliver me from them that work iniquity, and save me from bloody men.
4 For behold they have caught my soul: the mighty have rushed in upon me:
5 Neither is it my iniquity, or my sin, O Lord; without iniquity have I ran, and directed my steps.
6 Rise up thou to meet me, and behold: even thou, O Lord, the God of hosts, the God of Israel.
Attend to visit all the nations: have no mercy on all them that work iniquity.
7 They shall return at evening, and shall suffer hunger like dogs: and shall go round about the city.
8 Behold they shall speak with their mouth, and a sword is in their lips: for who, say they, hath heard us?
9 But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them: thou shalt bring all the nations to nothing.
10 I will keep my strength to thee: for thou art my protector: 11 my God, his mercy shall prevent me.
12 God shall let me see over my enemies: slay them not, lest at any time my people forget.
Scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord, my protector:
13 For the sin of their mouth, and the word of their lips: and let them be taken in their pride.
And for their cursing and lying, they shall be talked of, 14 when they are consumed: when they are consumed by thy wrath, and they shall be no more.
And they shall know that God will rule Jacob, and all the ends of the earth.
15 They shall return at evening, and shall suffer hunger like dogs: and shall go round about the city.
16 They shall be scattered abroad to eat, and shall murmur, if they be not filled.
17 But I will sing thy strength; and will extol thy mercy in the morning.
For thou art become my support, and my refuge, in the day of my trouble.
18 Unto thee, O my helper, will I sing; for thou art God, my defence: my God, my mercy.