A (9) Because of his strength will I wait upon thee:
for God is MY DEFENCE.
B (10) The God of MY MERCY shall prevent me:
God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
C (11,12) Slay them not, lest my people forget:
SCATTER them by thy power;
and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips
let them even be taken in their pride:
and for cursing and lying which they speak.
D (13) CONSUME THEM in wrath,
D’ (13) CONSUME THEM, that they may not be:
and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.
C’ (14,15) And at evening let them return;
and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city. LET THEM WANDER UP AND DOWN for meat,
and grudge if they be not satisfied.
B’ (16) But I will sing of thy power;
yea, I will sing aloud OF THY MERCY in the morning:
A’ (16) for thou hast been MY DEFENCE and refuge in the day of my trouble.