The proud hide a trap with ropes for me; they spread a net along the path and set snares for me. Selah
I say to the LORD, "You are my God." Listen, LORD, to my cry for help.
Lord God, my strong Savior, You shield my head on the day of battle.
LORD, do not grant the desires of the wicked; do not let them achieve their goals. [Otherwise,] they will become proud. Selah
As for the heads of those who surround me, let the trouble their lips cause overwhelm [them].
Let hot coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into the fire, into the abyss, never again to rise.
Do not let a slanderer stay in the land. Let evil relentlessly hunt down a violent man.