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Rescue me, O YHWH, from men of evil; Preserve me from men of violence,
Who have devised evils in their hearts; They stir up conflicts all day long.
They sharpen their tongues like a snake; The poison of cobras is under their lips. Selah.
Guard me, O YHWH, from the hands of the wrong; Guard me from a man of violence, Who have schemed to trip up my steps.
The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set snares for me. Selah.
I said to YHWH, 'You are my El; Hear the voice of my prayers, O YHWH.
'O Master YHWH, my saving strength, You have screened my head in the day of battle.
'Do not grant the desires of the wrong, O YHWH; Do not promote his scheme. Selah.
'Those who surround me lift up their head; The trouble of their lips cover them;
'Let burning coals fall on them; Let them be made to fall into the fire, Into deep pits, let them not rise again.
'Let not a slanderer be established in the earth; Let evil hunt the man of violence speedily.'
I have known that YHWH maintains The cause of the afflicted, The right-ruling of the poor.
Only, let the righteous give thanks to Your Name, Let the straight ones dwell in Your presence.