A Prayer for Protection from Enemies
1Save me by your power, O God;
set me free by your might!
2Hear my prayer, O God;
listen to my words!
3Proud people are coming to attack me;
cruel people are trying to kill me—
those who do not care about God.
4But God is my helper.
The Lord is my defender.
5May God use their own evil to punish my enemies.
He will destroy them because he is faithful.
6I will gladly offer you a sacrifice, O Lord;
I will give you thanks
because you are good.
7You have rescued me from all my troubles,
and I have seen my enemies defeated.