To the choir director. A Psalm of David

Ps 140:1Deliver me, O Jehovah, from evil men; / From violent men preserve me;

Ps 140:2Who devise evil schemes in their hearts / And continually stir up wars.

Ps 140:3They have sharpened their tongues like that of a serpent; / The poison of adders is under their lips. Selah

Ps 140:4Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked; / From violent men preserve me; / Who devise schemes to thrust me down.

Ps 140:5The proud have hidden a trap for me and cords; / They have spread a net by the wayside; / They have set snares for me. Selah

Ps 140:6I said to Jehovah, You are my God; / Give ear, O Jehovah, to the voice of my supplications.

Ps 140:7O Jehovah Lord, strength of my salvation, / You have covered my head in the day of battle.

Ps 140:8O Jehovah, do not grant the desires of the wicked man; / Do not let his evil scheme advance, / Lest he be exalted. Selah

Ps 140:9As for the head of those who surround me, / May the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Ps 140:10May burning coals drop down upon them; / May they be thrown down into the fire, / Into deep pits, never to rise again.

Ps 140:11Let no slanderer be established in the land; / Let evil hunt down the violent man speedily.

Ps 140:12I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted / And justice for the needy.

Ps 140:13Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name; / The upright will dwell in Your presence.

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