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Psalms 140:1 ←
Deliver me, Yahweh, from evil men. Preserve me from violent men:
Psalms 140:2 ←
those who devise mischief in their hearts. They continually gather themselves together for war.
Psalms 140:3 ←
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent. Viper’s poison is under their lips. Selah.
Psalms 140:4 ←
Yahweh, keep me from the hands of the wicked. Preserve me from the violent men who have determined to trip my feet.
Psalms 140:5 ←
The proud have hidden a snare for me, they have spread the cords of a net by the path. They have set traps for me. Selah.
Psalms 140:6 ←
I said to Yahweh, “You are my God.” Listen to the cry of my petitions, Yahweh.
Psalms 140:7 ←
Yahweh, the Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.
Psalms 140:8 ←
Yahweh, don’t grant the desires of the wicked. Don’t let their evil plans succeed, or they will become proud. Selah.
Psalms 140:9 ←
As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
Psalms 140:10 ←
Let burning coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, from where they never rise.
Psalms 140:11 ←
An evil speaker won’t be established in the earth. Evil will hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
Psalms 140:12 ←
I know that Yahweh will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the needy.
Psalms 140:13 ←
Surely the righteous will give thanks to your name. The upright will dwell in your presence.