1Deliver me, O LORD, from the evilman:preserve me from the violentaman;2
Which imaginemischiefs 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.4Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked;preserve me from the violentman; 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 setgins 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.8Grant 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 lipscover them.
Let burning coalsfall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again .
Let not an evil speakerbeestablished in the earth:evil shall hunt the violentman to overthrow him.
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.