Hear my words, O Lord;
listen to my sighing.
Hear my cry for help,
my king, my God!
To you I pray, O Lord;
at dawn you will hear me cry;
at dawn I will plead before you and wait.
You are not a god who delights in evil;
no wicked person finds refuge with you;
the arrogant cannot stand before you.
You hate all who do evil;
you destroy all who speak falsely.
Murderers and deceivers
the Lord abhors.
Finally, draw your strength from the Lord
and from his mighty power.
Put on the armor of God
so that you may be able to stand firm
against the tactics of the devil.
For our struggle is not with flesh and blood
but with the principalities, with the powers,
with the world rulers of this present darkness,
with the evil spirits in the heavens.
Therefore, put on the armor of God,
that you may be able to resist on the evil day and,
having done everything, to hold your ground.
So stand fast with your loins girded in truth,
clothed with righteousness as a breastplate,
and your feet shod in readiness
for the gospel of peace.
In all circumstances,
hold faith as a shield,
to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.