11How many are my enemies! King David, like all Christians, has an ally more powerful than all his enemies together: God.
2 O Lord, how great in number are my foes!
2 How numerous are they who rise against me!
3 How many are they who say of my soul:
3 “There is no help for him in God!”
4 But you are my shield, O Lord,
4 my glory, you lift up my head.
5 Aloud I cry to the Lord,
5 and from his holy hill he answers me.
6 If I lie down to sleep,
6 again I awake, for the Lord supports me;
7 no fear of the thousands standing against me.
8 Arise, O Lord!
8 Deliver me, O my God!
8 You strike all my enemies on the jaw,
8 you have broken the teeth of the wicked.
9 Salvation comes from the Lord.
9 May your blessing be upon your people!