Proud men have hidden a snare1 for me; they have spread out the cords of their net2 and have set traps3 for me along my path. "Selah"
O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God."4 Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.57
O Sovereign LORD,6 my strong deliverer, who shields my head in the day of battle--
do not grant the wicked7 their desires, O LORD; do not let their plans succeed, or they will become proud. "Selah"
Let the heads of those who surround me be covered with the trouble their lips have caused.810
Let burning coals fall upon them; may they be thrown into the fire,9 into miry pits, never to rise.
Let slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down men of violence.1012
I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor11 and upholds the cause12 of the needy.1313
Surely the righteous will praise your name14 and the upright will live15 before you.16