Rescue me, O LORD, from
evil men; Preserve me from violent men
Who devise evil things
in their hearts; They continually stir up wars.
They sharpen their
tongues as a serpent; Poison of a viper is under their
Keep me, O LORD, from the
hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men Who
have purposed to trip up my feet.
The proud have hidden a
trap for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the
wayside; They have set snares for me.
I said to the LORD,
"You are my God; Give ear, O LORD, to the voice of my
"O GOD the Lord, the
strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in
the day of battle.
"Do not grant, O LORD,
the desires of the wicked; Do not promote his evil
device, that they not be exalted.