1 [To the Chief Musician on neginoth, a maschil. A Song of David.] Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not yourself from my supplication.
3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.
9 Destroy, O Lord, and confuse their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down alive into the grave: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
18 He has delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many against me.
19 God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abides of old. Selah. Because they do not change, therefore they fear not God.
20 He has put forth his hands against such as were at peace with him: he has broken his covenant.
21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
22 Cast your burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain you: he shall never permit the righteous to be moved.