140:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O
LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
140:2 Who imagine mischiefs in [their] heart; continually are
they assembled [for] war.
140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adder's
poison [is] under their lips. Selah.
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.
140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have
spread a net by the way side: they have set gins for me. Selah.
140:6 I said to the LORD, Thou [art] my God: hear the voice of
my supplications, O LORD.
140:7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast
covered my head in the day of battle.
140:8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not
his wicked device; [lest] they exalt themselves. Selah.
140:9 [As for] the head of those that encompass me, let the
mischief of their own lips cover them.
140:10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into
the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not again.
140:11 Let not an evil speaker be established on the earth: evil
shall hunt the violent man to overthrow [him].
140:12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the
afflicted, [and] the right of the poor.
140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to thy name: the
upright shall dwell in thy presence.