Lord, how long will you look on?
save me from roaring beasts, my precious life from lions!
Then I will thank you in the great assembly; I will praise you before the mighty throng.
Do not let lying foes smirk at me, my undeserved enemies wink knowingly.

You see this, Lord; do not be silent; Lord, do not withdraw from me.
Awake, be vigilant in my defense, in my cause, my God and my Lord.
Defend me because you are just, Lord; my God, do not let them gloat over me.
Put to shame and confound all who relish my misfortune.
Cloth with shame and disgrace those who lord it over me.

Psalm 35 continued – verses 17-19, 22-24, 26