The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Book of Psalms
(A psalm David wrote, when he fled before his son Absalom.)
See how they surround me, Lord, my adversaries, how many rise up in arms against me;
everywhere voices taunting me, His God cannot save him now.
Yet, Lord, thou art my champion, thou art the pride that keeps my head erect.
I have but to cry out to the Lord, and my voice reaches his mountain sanctuary, and there finds hearing.
Safe in God’s hand I lay down, and slept, and have awoken;
and now, though thousands of the people set upon me from every side, I will not be afraid of them. Bestir thyself, Lord; my God, save me;
thine to smite my enemies on the cheek, thine to break the fangs of malice.
From the Lord all deliverance comes; let thy blessing, Lord, rest upon thy people.
The Holy Bible