To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David
1 Rescue me, O Jehovah, from evil men; guard me against violent men,
2 who have devised evil things in their hearts; they continually gather together for war.
3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; the poison of vipers is under their
4 Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked; guard me against violent men,
who have devised to overthrow my steps.
5 The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the
wayside; they have laid the bait for me. Selah
6 I said unto Jehovah, You are my Mighty God; hear the voice of my supplications, O
7 O Lord Jehovah, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of
8 Do not grant, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked; do not promote his evil plans, lest
they be exalted. Selah
9 As for the head of those who surround me, let the evil of their lips cover them;
10 let burning coals fall upon them; let them be cast into the fire, into deep pits, that
they rise not up again.
11 Let not a man who speaks evil be established in the earth; evil shall hunt the violent
man to overthrow him.
12 I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the poor.
13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto Your name; the upright shall dwell in