Rescue me, Lord, from evil men. Keep me safe from violent men
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who plan evil in their hearts. They stir up wars all day long.
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They make their tongues as sharp as a snake's bite; viper's venom is under their lips. Selah
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Protect me, Lord, from the clutches of the wicked. Keep me safe from violent men who plan to make me stumble.
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The proud hide a trap with ropes for me; they spread a net along the path and set snares for me. Selah
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I say to the Lord, "You are my God." Listen, Lord, to my cry for help.
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Lord God , my strong Savior, You shield my head on the day of battle.
Lord, do not grant the desires of the wicked; do not let them achieve their goals. [Otherwise,] they will become proud. Selah
As for the heads of those who surround me, let the trouble their lips cause overwhelm [them].
Let hot coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into the fire, into the abyss, never again to rise.
Do not let a slanderer stay in the land. Let evil relentlessly hunt down a violent man.
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I know that the Lord upholds the just cause of the poor, justice for the needy.
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Surely the righteous will praise Your name; the upright will live in Your presence.