Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my paths.
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of your wings,
The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him.
[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.