“Lord, have mercy on me. See how I suffer at the hands of those who hate me. Snatch me back from the jaws of death.
Save me, so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalem’s gates, so I can rejoice that you have rescued me…
Arise, O Lord! Do not let mere mortals defy you! Let the nations be judged in your presence.
Make them tremble in fear, O Lord. Let them know they are merely human.”
Psalm 9:13-14, 19-20 NLT