Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
140:3 \140:2\Which imagine mischiefs in [their] heart; continually are they gathered together [for] war.
140:4 \140:3\They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison [is] under their lips. Selah.
140:5 \140:4\Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
140:6 \140:5\The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
140:7 \140:6\I said unto the LORD, Thou [art] my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.
140:8 \140:7\O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
140:9 \140:8\Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; [lest] they exalt themselves. Selah.
140:10 \140:9\[As for] the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
140:11 \140:10\Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
140:12 \140:11\Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow [him].
140:13 \140:12\I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, [and] the right of the poor.
140:14 \140:13\Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
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