Deliver me, O Lord, from evildoers; protect me from those who are violent,
who plan evil things in their minds and stir up wars continually.
They make their tongue sharp as a snake's, and under their lips is the venom of vipers. (Selah)
Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent who have planned my downfall.
The arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net, a along the road they have set snares for me. (Selah)
I say to the Lord, "You are my God; give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my supplications."
O Lord, my Lord, my strong deliverer, you have covered my head in the day of battle.
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