16But I call upon God, and the Lord will save me.

17Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he will hear my voice.

18He will redeem me unharmed from the battle that I wage, for many are arrayed against me.

19God, who is enthroned from of old, Selah will hear, and will humble them— because they do not change, and do not fear God.

20My companion laid hands on a friend and violated a covenant with me

21with speech smoother than butter, but with a heart set on war; with words that were softer than oil, but in fact were drawn swords.

22Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

23But you, O God, will cast them down into the lowest pit; the bloodthirsty and treacherous shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in you.

From the oremus Bible Browser http://bible.oremus.org v2.2.8 14 July 2018.


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