To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David.
Deliver me, O Jehovah, from an evil man, From one of
violence Thou keepest me.
Who have devised evils in the heart, All the day they
assemble for wars.
They sharpened their tongue as a serpent, Poison of an adder
is under their lips. Selah.
Preserve me, Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked, From one
of violence Thou keepest me, Who have devised to overthrow my steps.
The proud hid a snare for me -- and cords, They spread a net
by the side of the path, Snares they have set for me. Selah.
I have said to Jehovah, 'My God art Thou, Hear,
Jehovah, the voice of my supplications.'
O Jehovah, my Lord, strength of my salvation, Thou hast
covered my head in the day of armour.
Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked, His wicked
device bring not forth, They are high. Selah.
The chief of my surrounders, The perverseness of their lips
They cause to fall on themselves burning coals, Into fire He
doth cast them, Into deep pits -- they arise not.
A talkative man is not established in the earth, One of
violence -- evil hunteth to overflowing.
I have known that Jehovah doth execute The judgment of the
afflicted, The judgment of the needy.
Only -- the righteous give thanks to Thy name, The upright
do dwell with Thy presence!