Rescue me from evil people, LORD! Guard me from violent people
who plot evil things in their hearts, who pick fights every single day!
They sharpen their tongues like a snake's; spider poisona is on their lips. Selah4
Protect me from the power of the wicked, LORD! Guard me from violent people who plot to trip me up!
Arrogant people have laid a trap for me with ropes. They've spread out a net alongside the road. They've set snares for me. Selah6
I tell the LORD, "You are my God! Listen to my request for mercy, LORD!"
My LORD God, my strong saving help— you've protected my head on the day of battle.