2. Deliver me from my enemies, O God, from those who rise up against me.

3. Deliver me from evildoers; rescue me from the bloodthirsty.

4. Look, they lie in wait for my life; the mighty conspiring against me, for no fault of mine, O Lord.

5. I have done them no wrong, yet they prepare to attack me. Rise and help me, look on my plight,

6. O Lord God of hosts, God of Israel! Arise and punish the nations; have no mercy on the wicked traitors.

7. Each evening they return, howling like dogs, prowling about the city.

8. To their mind, God does not hear or see their wicked deeds.

9. But you, O Lord, laugh at them; you look down upon the wicked.

10. O my Strength, I look up to you, for you, O God, are my fortress.

11. My loving God will come to help me and let me see my enemies fall.

12. But slay them not, lest my people forget; just shake them by your power, and bring them down, O Lord, our shield.

13. Give us your help against the foe, for human help is worthless. For the curses and lies they utter,

14. destroy them in your vengeance, destroy them till they are no more. Then it will be known that God rules over Jacob to the ends of the earth.

15. Each evening let them return, howling like dogs, prowling about the city,

16. roaming about for food, growling and never filled.

17. But I will sing of your might; in the morning I will sing of your love. For you have been a fortress to me, a refuge in time of distress.

18. O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my stronghold; you are a loving God.

“Para que se preocupar com o caminho pelo qual Jesus quer que você chegue à pátria celeste – pelo deserto ou pelo campo – quando tanto por um como por outro se chegará da mesma forma à beatitude eterna?” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina