1Deliver me, O Lord, from evildoers; protect me from those who are violent,
2who plan evil things in their minds and stir up wars continually.
3They make their tongue sharp as a snake’s, and under their lips is the venom of vipers. Selah
4Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent who have planned my downfall.
5The arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net, along the road they have set snares for me. Selah
6I say to the Lord, “You are my God; give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my supplications.”
7O Lord, my Lord, my strong deliverer, you have covered my head in the day of battle.
8Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; do not further their evil plot. Selah
(Psalm 140:1-8, NRSV)
Under their lips is the venom of vipers! They spit out evils from their very beings to continue wars. You alone o, God can protect me from their evil.
Only God can keep us safe from the evils of the world around us.
God alone hears us when we cry and answers our prayers.
Cry out to God and know that God will deliver you from all the evils that surround you!