The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Book of Psalms
(To the choir-master. For stringed instruments. A maskil. Of David,
when the men of Ziph told Saul that David was in hiding among them.)
Lord, by the virtue of thy name deliver me, let thy sovereign power grant me redress;
give a hearing, Lord, to my plea; let me speak, and know thou art listening.
Scornful foes take arms against me, fierce foes that grudge me life itself, with no thought of God to check them.
Ah, but God is here to help me; the Lord has my safety in his keeping.
Let the blow recoil on my persecutors; ever faithful to thy word, do thou overthrow them.
So will I joyfully offer thee sacrifice, and praise thy name, Lord, as praised it must ever be;
who else has delivered me from all peril, and let me see the downfall of my enemies?
The Holy Bible