Vindicate a me, O God,
And b plead my cause against an ungodly nation;
Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man! 2 For You are the God of my strength;
Why do You cast me off?
c Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
d Oh, send out Your light and Your truth!
Let them lead me;
Let them bring me to e Your holy hill
And to Your 1 tabernacle. 4 Then I will go to the altar of God,
To God my exceeding joy;
And on the harp I will praise You,
O God, my God.
f Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The 2 help of my countenance and my God.