- I said to the LORD, "You are my God; Give ear, O LORD, to the voice of my supplications.
- "O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.
- "Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; Do not promote his evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah.
- "As for the head of those who surround me, May the mischief of their lips cover them.
- "May burning coals fall upon them; May they be cast into the fire, Into deep pits from which they cannot rise.
- O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.
- O Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer, who shields my head in the day of battle-
- do not grant the wicked their desires, O LORD; do not let their plans succeed, or they will become proud. Selah
- Let the heads of those who surround me be covered with the trouble their lips have caused.
- Let burning coals fall upon them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise.