¶ 1 To him that excelleth. A Psalme of David. Deliuer me, O Lord, from the euill man: preserue me from the cruel man:
4 Keepe mee, O Lord, from the handes of the wicked: preserue mee from the cruell man, which purposeth to cause my steppes to slide.
5 The proude haue layde a snare for me, and spred a nette with cordes in my pathway, and set grennes for me. Selah.
8 Let not the wicked haue his desire, O Lord: performe not his wicked thought, least they be proude. Selah.
9 As for the chiefe of them, that compasse me about, let the mischiefe of their owne lippes come vpon them.
10 Let coles fal vpon them: let him cast them into the fire, and into the deepe pits, that they rise not.
11 For the backbiter shall not be established vpon the earth: euill shall hunt the cruell man to destruction.