1 Deliver me, O Jehovah, from evil men; From violent men preserve me;
2 Who devise evil schemes in their hearts And continually stir up wars.
3 They have sharpened their tongues like that of a serpent; The poison of adders is under their lips.
4 Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked; From violent men preserve me; Who devise schemes to thrust me down.
5 The proud have hidden a trap for me and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set snares for me.
6 I said to Jehovah, You are my God; Give ear, O Jehovah, to the voice of my supplications.
7 O Jehovah Lord, strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.
8 O Jehovah, do not grant the desires of the wicked man; Do not let his evil scheme advance, Lest he be exalted.
9 As for the head of those who surround me, May the mischief of their own lips cover them.
10 May burning coals drop down upon them; May they be thrown down into the fire, Into deep pits, never to rise again.
11 Let no slanderer be established in the land; Let evil hunt down the violent man speedily.
12 I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted And justice for the needy.
13 Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name; The upright will dwell in Your presence.