“Rescue me, Lord, from evildoers; protect me from the violent,
who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent’s;
the poison of vipers is on their lips. Keep me safe, Lord,
from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent,
who devise ways to trip my feet.” Ps. 140:1-4