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Psalm 35. Judica, Domine.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Seventh Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. Fight those who fight me, O Lord; *
    attack those who are attacking me.
  2. Take up shield and armor *
    and rise up to help me.
  3. Draw the sword and bar the way against those who pursue me; *
    say to my soul," I am your salvation."
  4. Let those who seek after my life be shamed and humbled, *
    let those who plot my ruin fall back and be dismayed.
  5. Let them be like chaff before the wind, *
    and let the angel of the Lord drive them away.
  6. Let their way be dark and slippery, *
    and let the angel of the Lord pursue them.
  7. For they have secretly spread a net for me without a cause; *
    without a cause they have dug a pit to take me alive.
  8. Let ruin come upon them unawares; *
    let them be caught in the net they hid; let them fall into the pit they dug.
  9. Then I will be joyful in the Lord; *
    I will glory in his victory.
  10. My very bones will say, "Lord, who is like you? *
    You deliver the poor from those who are too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them."
  11. Malicious witnesses rise up against me; *
    they charge me with matters I know nothing about.
  12. They pay me evil in exchange for good; *
    my soul is full of despair.
  13. But when they were sick I dressed in sack-cloth *
    and humbled myself by fasting;
  14. I prayed with my whole heart, as one would for a friend or a brother; *
    I behaved like one who mourns for his mother, bowed down and grieving.
  15. But when I stumbled, they were glad and gathered together; they gathered against me; *
    strangers whom I did not know tore me to pieces and would not stop.
  16. They put me to the test and mocked me; *
    they gnashed at me with their teeth.
  17. O Lord, how long will you look on? *
    rescue me from the roaring beasts, and my life from the young lions.
  18. I will give you thanks in the great congregation; *
    I will praise you in the mighty throng.
  19. Do not let my treacherous foes rejoice over me, *
    nor let those who hate me without a cause wink at each other.
  20. For they do not plan for peace, *
    but invent deceitful schemes against the quiet in the land.
  21. They opened their mouths at me and said, *
    Aha! we saw it with our own eyes.
  22. You saw it, O Lord; do not be silent; *
    O Lord, be not far from me.
  23. Awake, arise, to my cause! *
    to my defense, my God and my Lord!
  24. Give me justice, O Lord my God, according to your righteousness; *
    do not let them triumph over me.
  25. Do not let them say in their hearts, Aha! just what we want! *
    Do not let them say, "We have swallowed him up."
  26. Let all who rejoice at my ruin be ashamed and disgraced; *
    let those who boast against me be clothed with dismay and shame.
  27. Let those who favor my cause sing out with joy and be glad; *
    let them say always, "Great is the Lord, who desires the prosperity of his servant."
  28. And my tongue shall be talking of your righteousness *
    and of your praise all the day long.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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