(Week 20 of the year: Tuesday)
R. It is the Lord who deals death and life.
1. I should crush them to dust, I said,
I should wipe out their memory among men,
did I not fear the boasting of the enemy.
But let not their foes be mistaken! (R.)
2. Let them not say: Our own power wins the victory,
the Lord plays no part in this.
What a nation of short sight it is;
in them there is no understanding. (R.)
3. How else could one man rout a thousand,
how could two put ten thousand to flight,
were it not that their Rock has sold them,
that the Lord has delivered them up? (R.)
4. For it is close, the day of their ruin;
their doom comes at speed.
For the Lord will see his people righted,
he will take pity on his servants. (R.)
Teach me your paths, my God,
make me walk in your truth.