King James VersionPsalms140


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