1. I come to you for protection, O Lord my God. Save me from my persecutors- rescue me!
2. If you don't, they will maul me like a lion, tearing me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
3. O Lord my God, if I have done wrong or am guilty or injustice,
4. if I have betrayed a friend or plundered my enemy without cause,
5. then let my enemies capture me. Let them trample me into the ground and drag my honor in the dust.