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Psalm 140 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Prayer for Deliverance from Evil Men
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:1 - To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men;
Preserve me from violent men,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:2 - Who plan evil things in their hearts;
They continually gather together for war.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:3 - They sharpen their tongues like a serpent;
The poison of asps is under their lips. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:4 - Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked;
Preserve me from violent men,
Who have purposed to make my steps stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:5 - The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords;
They have spread a net by the wayside;
They have set traps for me. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:6 - I said to the LORD: “You are my God;
Hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:7 - O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation,
You have covered my head in the day of battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:8 - Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked;
Do not further his wicked scheme,
Lest they be exalted. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:9 - As for the head of those who surround me,
Let the evil of their lips cover them;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:10 - Let burning coals fall upon them;
Let them be cast into the fire,
Into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:11 - Let not a slanderer be established in the earth;
Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:12 - I know that the LORD will maintain
The cause of the afflicted,
And justice for the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:13 - Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name;
The upright shall dwell in Your presence.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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