Rescue me,1 LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent,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.a4
Keep me safe,7 LORD, from the hands of the wicked;8 protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet.
The arrogant have hidden a snare9 for me; they have spread out the cords of their net10 and have set traps11 for me along my path.
I say to the LORD, "You are my God."12 Hear, LORD, my cry for mercy.13