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For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
1 aRescue me, O Lord, from evil men;
Preserve me from bviolent men
2 Who adevise evil things in their hearts;
They bcontinually stir up wars.
3 They asharpen their tongues as a serpent;
bPoison of a viper is under their lips.
4 aKeep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked;
bPreserve me from violent men
5 The proud have ahidden a trap for me, and cords;
They have set csnares for me.
6 I asaid to the Lord, “You are my God;
8 “Do not grant, O Lord, the adesires of the wicked;
Do not promote bhis evil device, that they not be exalted.
May the amischief of their lips cover them.
10 “May aburning coals fall upon them;
May they be bcast into the fire,
11 “May a 1slanderer not be established in the earth;
12 I know that the Lord will amaintain the cause of the afflicted
And bjustice for the poor.
13 Surely the arighteous will give thanks to Your name;
The bupright will dwell in Your presence.
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