Oppose, Lord, those who oppose me; war upon those who make war upon me.
Take up the shield and buckler; rise up in my defense.
Brandish lance and battle-ax against my pursuers.
Say to my heart, “I am your salvation.”

Let those who seek my life be put to shame and disgrace.
Let those who plot against me be turned back and confounded.
Make them like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them on.
Make their way slippery and dark, with the angel of the Lord pursing them.

Psalm 35:1-6