O Sovereign LORD,1 my strong deliverer, who shields my head in the day of battle--
do not grant the wicked2 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.310
Let burning coals fall upon them; may they be thrown into the fire,4 into miry pits, never to rise.
Let slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down men of violence.512
I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor6 and upholds the cause7 of the needy.813
Surely the righteous will praise your name9 and the upright will live10 before you.11