MKJV(i) 1 To the Chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O Jehovah, from the evil man; keep me from the violent man, 2 who devised evil things in the heart; they are always gathered for war. 3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah. 4 O Jehovah, keep me from the hands of the wicked; keep me from the violent man who purposed to trip up my steps. 5 The proud have hidden cords and a trap for me; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set snares for me. Selah. 6 I said to Jehovah, You are my God; O Jehovah, hear the voice of my prayers. 7 O Lord Jehovah, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle. 8 O Jehovah, do not grant the desires of the wicked; do not help his wicked plans, lest they praise themselves. Selah. 9 As for the head of those around me, let the evil of their own lips cover them. 10 Let burning coals fall on them; let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, so that they do not rise up again. 11 Do not let an evil speaker be established in the earth; evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him. 12 I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted and the right of the poor. 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; the upright shall dwell in Your presence.