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 lips [Selah]
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. [Selah]
I say to You, my Lord, Thou are my God; give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my supplications. O God my Lord, the strength of my salvation, Thou has covered my head in the day of battle. Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; do not promote his evil device, lest they be exalted. [Selah]
As for the head of those who surround me, may the mischief of their lips cover them. May burning coals fall upon them; may they be cast into the fire, into deep pits from which they cannot rise. May a slanderer not be established in the earth; may evil hunt the violent man speedily. I know You, Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the poor. Surely the righteous will give thanks to Thy name; the upright will dwell in Your presence.