Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words,(A)
    for I see violence and strife(B) in the city.(C)
10 Day and night they prowl(D) about on its walls;
    malice and abuse are within it.
11 Destructive forces(E) are at work in the city;
    threats and lies(F) never leave its streets.

12 If an enemy were insulting me,
    I could endure it;
if a foe were rising against me,
    I could hide.
13 But it is you, a man like myself,
    my companion, my close friend,(G)
14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship(H)
    at the house of God,(I)
as we walked about
    among the worshipers.

15 Let death take my enemies by surprise;(J)
    let them go down alive to the realm of the dead,(K)
    for evil finds lodging among them.

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