Deliver me, O LORD, from evildoers;*
protect me from the violent,
Who devise evil in their hearts*
and stir up strife all day long.
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent;*
adder’s poison is under their lips.
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked;*
protect me from the violent, who are determined to trip me up.
The proud have hidden a snare for me and stretched out a net of cords;*
they have set traps for me along the path.
I have said to the LORD, “You are my God;*
listen, O LORD, to my supplication.
O Lord GOD, the strength of my salvation,*
you have covered my head in the day of battle.
Do not grant the desires of the wicked, O LORD,*
nor let their evil plans prosper.
Let not those who surround me lift up their heads;*
let the evil of their lips overwhelm them.
Let hot burning coals fall upon them;*
let them be cast into the mire, never to rise up again.”
A slanderer shall not be established on the earth,*
and evil shall hunt down the lawless.
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the poor *
and render justice to the needy.
Surely, the righteous will give thanks to your Name, *
and the upright shall continue in your sight. Psalm 140
Protect me from them
Protect them from me
Take away the vat of violence
A stew with chunks of anger
and herbs of hatred.
Give us the bread of you presence
to cool the burning tongue.