|New American Bible|
2002 11 11
IntraText - Text
1 For the leader. A psalm of David.
Deliver me, LORD, from the wicked; preserve me from the violent,
From those who plan evil in their hearts, who stir up conflicts every day,
2 Who sharpen their tongues like serpents, venom of asps upon their lips. Selah
Keep me, LORD, from the clutches of the wicked; preserve me from the violent, who plot to trip me up.
3 The arrogant have set a trap for me; villains have spread a net, laid snares for me by the wayside. Selah
I say to the LORD: You are my God; listen, LORD, to the words of my prayer.
My revered LORD, my strong helper, my helmet on the day of battle.
LORD, do not grant the desires of the wicked; do not let their plots succeed. Selah
Around me they raise their proud heads; may the mischief they threaten overwhelm them.
May God rain burning coals upon them, cast them into the grave never more to rise.
Slanderers will not survive on earth; evil will quickly entrap the violent.
For I know the LORD will secure justice for the needy, their rights for the poor.
Then the just will give thanks to your name; the upright will dwell in your presence.