1Rescue me, O יהוה, from men of evil; Preserve me from men of violence,
2Who have devised evils in their hearts; They stir up conflicts all day long.
3They sharpen their tongues like a snake; The poison of cobras is under their lips. Selah.
4Guard me, O יהוה, from the hands of the wrong; Guard me from a man of violence, Who has schemed to trip up my steps.
5The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set snares for me. Selah.
6I said to יהוה, “You are my Ěl; Hear the voice of my prayers, O יהוה.
7“O Master יהוה, my saving strength, You have screened my head in the day of battle.
8Do not grant the desires of the wrong, O יהוה; Do not promote his scheme. Selah.”
9“Those who surround me lift up their head; The trouble of their lips covers them;
10Let burning coals fall on them; Let them be made to fall into the fire, Into deep pits, let them not rise again.”
11Let not a slanderer be established in the earth; Let evil hunt the man of violence speedily.
12I have known that יהוה maintains The cause of the afflicted, The right-ruling of the poor.
13Only, let the righteous give thanks to Your Name, Let the straight ones dwell in Your presence.