1 To the overseer, chanting to David: Deliver me, O Jehovah, from the evil man: wilt thou guard me from the man of violences 2 Who reckoned evils in the heart; all the day they will gather together wars. 3 They sharpened their tongue as a serpent; the poison of asps under their lips. Silence,
4 Watch me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the unjust one; from the man of violences wilt thou guard me; who purposed to overthrow my steps. 5 The proud hid a snare for me, and cords; they spread a net at the hand of the way; they set snares for me. Silence.
6 I said to Jehovah, Thou my God: give ear, O Jehovah, to the voice of my supplication. 7 O Jehovah my Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou didst cover for my head in the day of weapons. 8 Thou wilt not give, O Jehovah, the desires of the unjust one: thou wilt not bring forth his device; they will be lifted up. Silence.
9 The head of those surrounding me, the labor of their lips shall cover them. 10 Burning coals shall be shaken upon them; he shall cast them into fire, into whirlpools; they shall not rise up. 11 A man of tongue shall not be prepared in the earth: a man of violence, evil shall hunt him to melt down the coverings.