You, O Lord, will protect us; you will guard us from this generation for ever. On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among humankind. (NRSV 12:7-8)
Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted. (KJV 12:7-8)
It sounds like you definitely want God on your side. After all, he protects the righteous both as a society and on an individual level.
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a goodly heritage. I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. (NRSV 16:5-8)
The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. (KJV 16:5-8)
Here we get a much more personal vision of God's abilities: he's there whenever you need him, in the quietest and simplest of ways. Much different than the fire-breathing God we get in other psalms, right?
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me. Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. (NRSV 25:1-3)
Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. (KJV 25:1-3)
No one wants to look bad in the political schoolyard, and the Israelites trust that God will do the trick.
'I relieved your shoulder of the burden; your hands were freed from the basket.' (NRSV 81:6)
I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots. (KJV 81:6)
For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence; he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. (NRSV 91:3-4)
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. (KJV 91:3-4)