The Book of Psalms

Chapter 140

American Standard Version

Ps 140:1Deliver me, O Jehovah, from the evil man; Preserve me from the violent man:
Ps 140:2Who devise mischiefs in their heart; Continually do they gather themselves together for war.
Ps 140:3They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; Adders' poison is under their lips. Selah
Ps 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.
Ps 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. Selah
Ps 140:6I said unto Jehovah, Thou art my God: Give ear unto the voice of my supplications, O Jehovah.
Ps 140:7O Jehovah the Lord, the strength of my salvation, Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
Ps 140:8Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked; Further not his evil device, lest they exalt themselves. Selah
Ps 140:9As for the head of those that compass me about, Let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
Ps 140:10Let burning coals fall upon them: Let them be cast into the fire, Into deep pits, whence they shall not rise.
Ps 140:11An evil speaker shall not be established in the earth: Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
Ps 140:12I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted, And justice for the needy.
Ps 140:13Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: The upright shall dwell in thy presence. A Psalm of David.