Eripe me, Domine
1 Deliver me, O Lord, from evildoers,*
and preserve me from the violent,
2 Who imagine evil in their hearts*
and stir up strife all the day long.
3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent;*
adders' poison is under their lips.
4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the ungodly;*
preserve me from the violent, who have purposed to overthrow my steps.
5 The proud have laid a snare for me and spread out a net with cords;*
they have set traps in my way.
6 I said unto the Lord, "You are my God;*
hear the voice of my prayers, O Lord."
7 O Lord God, the strength of my salvation,*
you have covered my head in the day of battle.
8 Let not the ungodly have their desire, O Lord;*
let not their evil imagination prosper, lest they be too proud.
9 Let not those who encompass me lift up their heads;*
let the evil of their own lips consume them.
10 Let hot burning coals fall upon them;*
let them be cast into the fire and into the pit, that they may never rise up again.
11 A slanderer shall not prosper upon the earth;*
evil shall hunt the wicked person to overthrow him.
12 I am sure that the Lord will avenge the poor*
and maintain the cause of the helpless.
13 Surely, the righteous shall give thanks unto your Name,*
and the just shall continue in your sight.
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