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Psalm 140

140:1 To the chiefe Musician, A Psalme of Dauid. Deliuer me, O Lord, from the euill man: preserue me from the violent man. 140:2 Which imagine mischiefes in their heart: continually are they gathered together for warre. 140:3 They haue sharpned their tongues like a serpent: adders poison is vnder their lips. Selah. 140:4 Keepe me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked, preserue me from the violent man: who haue purposed to ouerthrow my goings. 140:5 The proude haue hid a snare for me and cords, they haue spread a net by the way side: they haue set grinnes for me. Selah. 140:6 I said vnto the Lord, Thou art my God: heare the voyce of my supplications, O Lord. 140:7 O God the Lord, the strength of my saluation: thou hast couered my head in the day of battell. 140:8 Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked deuice, lest they exalt themselues. Selah. 140:9 As for the head of those that compasse me about: let the mischiefe of their owne lips couer them. 140:10 Let burning coales fall vpon them, let them be cast into the fire: into deepe pits, that they rise not vp againe. 140:11 Let not an euill speaker bee established in the earth: euill shall hunt the violent man to ouerthrow him. 140:12 I know that the Lord will maintaine the cause of the afflicted: and the right of the poore. 140:13 Surely the righteous shall giue thankes vnto thy Name: the vpright shall dwell in thy presence.

King James Version 1611 - Public Domain