Do give heed to me, O Yahweh,
And listen to the voice of those who contend against me! 20
Should good be repaid with evil?
For they have dug a pit for me.
Remember how I stood before You
To speak good on their behalf,
So as to turn away Your wrath from them. 21
Therefore, give their children over to famine
And deliver them up to the power of the sword;
And let their wives become childless and widowed.
Let their men also be smitten to death,
Their young men struck down by the sword in battle. 22
May an outcry be heard from their houses,
When You suddenly bring raiders upon them;
For they have dug a pit to capture me
And hidden snares for my feet. 23
Yet You, O Yahweh, know
All their deadly counsel against me;
Do not atone for their iniquity
Or blot out their sin from before You.
But may they be overthrown before You;
Deal with them in the time of Your anger!