Psalm 7:2-12 and Jeremiah 11:18-20
2 O Lord, my God, in you I have hoped. Save me from all those who persecute me, and free me:
3 lest at any time, like a lion, he might seize my soul, while there is no one to redeem me, nor any who can save.
4 O Lord, my God, if there is iniquity in my hands, if I have done this:
5 if I have repaid those who rendered evils to me, may I deservedly fall away empty before my enemies:
6 let the enemy pursue my soul, and take hold of it, and trample my life into the earth, and drag down my glory into the dust.
7 Rise up, Lord, in your anger. And be exalted to the borders of my enemies. And rise up, O Lord my God, according to the precept that you commanded,
8 and a congregation of people will surround you. And, because of this, return on high.
9 The Lord judges the people. Judge me, O Lord, according to my justice and according to my innocence within me.
10 The wickedness of sinners will be consumed, and you will direct the just: the examiner of hearts and temperaments is God.
11 Just is my help from the Lord, who saves the upright of heart.
12 God is a just judge, strong and patient. How could he be angry throughout every day?
18 But you, O Lord, have revealed this to me, and I have understood. Then you displayed their efforts to me.
19 And I was like a meek lamb, who is being carried to be a victim. And I did not realize that they had devised plans against me, saying: "Let us place wood upon his bread, and let us eradicate him from the land of the living, and let his name no longer be remembered."
20 But you, O Lord of hosts, who judges justly, and who tests the temperament and the heart, let me see your vengeance against them. For I have revealed my case to you.
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