To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; preserve me from violent men,
who plan evil things in their heart, and stir up wars continually.
They make their tongue sharp as a serpent's, and under their lips is the poison of vipers. [Selah]
Guard me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet.
Arrogant men have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net, by the wayside they have set snares for me. [Selah]
I say to the LORD, Thou art my God; give ear to the voice of my supplications, O LORD!
O LORD, my Lord, my strong deliverer, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
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