1 aRescue me, O Lord, from evil men; Preserve me from bviolent men 2 Who adevise evil things in their hearts; They bcontinually stir up wars. 3 They asharpen their tongues as a serpent; bPoison of a viper is under their lips. Selah. 4 aKeep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; bPreserve me from violent men Who have purposed to ctrip up my feet. 5 The proud have ahidden a trap for me, and cords; They have spread a bnet by the wayside; They have set csnares for me. Selah. 6 I asaid to the Lord, "You are my God; bGive ear, O Lord, to the cvoice of my supplications. 7 "O GOD the Lord, athe strength of my salvation, You have bcovered my head in the day of battle. 8 "Do not grant, O Lord, the adesires of the wicked; Do not promote bhis evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah. 9 "As for the head of those who surround me, May the amischief of their lips cover them. 10 "May aburning coals fall upon them; May they be bcast into the fire, Into deep pits from which they ccannot rise. 11 "May a slanderer not be established in the earth; aMay evil hunt the violent man speedily." 12 I know that the Lord will amaintain the cause of the afflicted And bjustice for the poor. 13 Surely the arighteous will give thanks to Your name; The bupright will dwell in Your presence.