1 Deliver me, O
LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they
gathered together for war.
3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders'
poison is under their lips. Selah.
4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me
from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread
a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my
supplications, O LORD.
7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered
my head in the day of battle.
8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not
his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief
of their own lips cover them.
10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the
fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil
shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted,
and the right of the poor.
13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the
upright shall dwell in thy presence.