1 Rescue me,v Lord, from evildoers;
protect me from the violent,w
2 who devise evil plansx in their hearts
and stir up wary every day.
3 They make their tongues as sharp asz a serpent’s;
protect me from the violent,
who devise ways to trip my feet.
5 The arrogant have hidden a snared for me;
they have spread out the cords of their nete
and have set trapsf for me along my path.
6 I say to the Lord, “You are my God.”g
Hear, Lord, my cry for mercy.h
7 Sovereign Lord,i my strong deliverer,
you shield my head in the day of battle.
8 Do not grant the wickedj their desires, Lord;
do not let their plans succeed.
may the mischief of their lips engulf them.k
may they be thrown into the fire,l
into miry pits, never to rise.
may disaster hunt down the violent.m
12 I know that the Lord secures justice for the poorn
13 Surely the righteous will praise your name,q
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