Unto the end: a Psalm of David.
Rescue me, O Lord, from the evil man; deliver me from the unrighteous man,
Which have imagined injustice in their heart; all the day long have they prepared for war.
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; the poison of asps is under their lips.
Keep me, O Lord, from the hand of the sinner; rescue me from the unjust men who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
The proud have hid a snare for me and spread a net with cords for my feet; they have set stumbling blocks for me beside the way.
I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God; give ear unto the voice of my supplication, O Lord.
O Lord, Lord, the strength of my salvation, Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
Deliver me not, O Lord, unto the sinner, according to my desire. They have consulted against me; forsake me not, lest they be exalted.
As for the head of those that compass me about, the mischief of their lips shall cover them.
Coals will fall upon them; Thou shalt cast them down into the fire, and they shall not stand in their miseries.
A babbling man shall not prosper upon the earth; evils shall hunt an unrighteous man unto destruction.
I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the needy, and the right of the poor.
Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto Thy name, and the upright shall dwell in Thy presence.