19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.
21 Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.

  • Lord, You are mightier than kings and princes, queens and princesses.
  • You are omnipotent, with more power and strength than any enemy I may face.
  • Bloodthirsty men will cower at Your presence.
  • Their weapons will not faze You.
  • You can speak and armies would die.
  • Those who take You name in vain will not proceed any further.
  • When You call the world into judgment, they will bow before You.
  • I hate the vile actions of the wicked. They make me cringe and cry out against them.
  • Lord, have Your way with those who will not repent.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

  • Lord, in Your divine knowledge, search my heart and know me.
  • When You try me, I will not be always strong.
  • My anxieties cause me sorrow and pain.
  • My wickedness makes me unqualified to serve in Your kingdom.
  • But cleanse me, O LORD. Make me holy. Take away my iniquity and sanctify me.
  • Lead me where You would have me to go. I will follow You.
  • May that path lead me to everlasting life in eternity with You.

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