1 «To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.» Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
2 Which imagine mischiefs in [their] heart; continually are they gathered together [for] war.
3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison [is] under their lips. Selah.
4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
5 The proude haue layde a snare for me, and spred a nette with cordes in my pathway, and set grennes for me. Selah.
6 Therefore I saide vnto the Lorde, Thou art my God: heare, O Lord, the voyce of my prayers.
7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; [lest] they exalt themselves. Selah.
9 [As for] the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own 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 an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow [him].
12 I know that the Lord will auenge the afflicted, and iudge the poore.
13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.