God, defend me. ·Argue my case [L Vindicate me, O God, and contend for/defend me] against ·those who don’t follow you [L a godless nation]. ·Save [Rescue; T Deliver] me from ·liars [deceivers] and those who ·do evil [are unjust].
1 He prayeth to be delivered from them that conspire against him, that he might joyfully praise God in his holy congregation. Judge me, O God, and defend my cause against the unmerciful people: deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man.
Clear my name, God; stick up for me against these loveless, immoral people. Get me out of here, away from these lying degenerates. I counted on you, God. Why did you walk out on me? Why am I pacing the floor, wringing my hands over these outrageous people?
For the Pure and Shining One, by the prophetic singers of Korah’s clanA contemplative poem for instruction God, clear my name. Plead my case against the unjust charges of these ungodly workers of wickedness. Deliver me from these lying degenerates.
God, deem thou me, and separate thou my cause from a folk not holy; deliver thou me from a wicked man, and guileful. (God, judge thou me, and plead my case before an unholy people; save thou me from the wicked, and the deceitful.)
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