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Psalms 140 (asv)

Psalms 140 (asv)

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

140:1Deliver me, O Jehovah, from the evil man;

Preserve me from the violent man:

140:2Who devise mischiefs in their heart;

Continually do they gather themselves together for war.

140:3They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent;

Adders' poison is under their lips.


140:4Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked;

Preserve me from the violent man:

Who have purposed to thrust aside my steps.

140:5The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords;

They have spread a net by the wayside;

They have set gins for me.


140:6I said unto Jehovah, Thou art my God:

Give ear unto the voice of my supplications, O Jehovah.

140:7O Jehovah the Lord, the strength of my salvation,

Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

140:8Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked;

Further not his evil device, lest they exalt themselves.


140:9As for the head of those that compass me about,

Let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

140:10Let burning coals fall upon them:

Let them be cast into the fire,

Into deep pits, whence they shall not rise.

140:11An evil speaker shall not be established in the earth:

Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

140:12I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted,

And justice for the needy.

140:13Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name:

The upright shall dwell in thy presence.


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