Psalms Chapter 140 |
1For the leader. A psalm of David.
2Rescue me, O Lord, from evil men;
save me from the lawless,
3whose minds are full of evil schemes,
who plot war every day.
4They sharpen their tongues like serpents;
spiders’ poison is on their lips. Selah.
5O Lord, keep me out of the clutches of the wicked;
save me from lawless men
who scheme to make me fall.
6Arrogant men laid traps with ropes for me;
they spread out a net along the way;
they set snares for me. Selah.
7I said to the Lord: You are my God;
give ear, O Lord, to my pleas for mercy.
8O God, my Lord, the strength of my deliverance,
You protected my head on the day of battle.
9O Lord, do not grant the desires of the wicked;
do not let their plan succeed,
else they be exalted. Selah.
10May the heads of those who beset me
be covered with the mischief of their lips.
11may coals of fire drop down upon them,
and they be cast into pits, never to rise again.
12Let slanderers have no place in the land;
let the evil of the lawless man drive him into corrals.
13I know that the Lord will champion
the cause of the poor, the right of the needy.
14Righteous men shall surely praise Your name;
the upright shall dwell in Your presence.