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Psalms 140

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.


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