New American Standard Bible
Prayer for the Destruction of the Treacherous.
For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Maskil of David.
1Give ear to my prayer, O God;
And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
2Give heed to me and answer me;
3Because of the voice of the enemy,
4My heart is in anguish within me,
5Fear and trembling come upon me,
6I said, Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
7Behold, I would wander far away,
8I would hasten to my place of refuge
9Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues,
10Day and night they go around her upon her walls,
11Destruction is in her midst;
12For it is not an enemy who reproaches me,
13But it is you, a man my equal,
14We who had sweet fellowship together
15Let death come deceitfully upon them;
16As for me, I shall call upon God,
17Evening and morning and at noon, I will complain and murmur,
18He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle which is against me,
19God will hear and answer them
With whom there is no change,
And who do not fear God.
20He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him;
21His speech was smoother than butter,
22Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you;
23But You, O God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction;