16 As for me, I call to God,
    and the Lord saves me.
17 Evening,(A) morning(B) and noon(C)
    I cry out in distress,
    and he hears my voice.
18 He rescues me unharmed
    from the battle waged against me,
    even though many oppose me.
19 God, who is enthroned from of old,(D)
    who does not change—
he will hear(E) them and humble them,
    because they have no fear of God.(F)

20 My companion attacks his friends;(G)
    he violates his covenant.(H)
21 His talk is smooth as butter,(I)
    yet war is in his heart;
his words are more soothing than oil,(J)
    yet they are drawn swords.(K)

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