Rescue me,1 O LORD, from evil men; protect me from men of violence,22
who devise evil plans3 in their hearts and stir up war4 every day.
They make their tongues as sharp as5 a serpent's; the poison of vipers6 is on their lips. "Selah"
Keep me,7 O LORD, from the hands of the wicked;8 protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my feet.
Proud men have hidden a snare9 for me; they have spread out the cords of their net10 and have set traps11 for me along my path. "Selah"
O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God."12 Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.137
O Sovereign LORD,14 my strong deliverer, who shields my head in the day of battle--
do not grant the wicked15 their desires, O LORD; do not let their plans succeed, or they will become proud. "Selah"