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Psalm 140 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:1 - To the choirmaster. 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 heart, and stir up wars continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:3 - They make their tongue sharp as a serpent's, and under their lips is the poison of vipers. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:4 - Guard me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:5 - Arrogant men have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net, by the wayside they have set snares for me. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:6 - I say to the LORD, Thou art my God; give ear to the voice of my supplications, O LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:7 - O LORD, my Lord, my strong deliverer, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:8 - Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further his evil plot! Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:9 - Those who surround me lift up their head, let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:10 - Let burning coals fall upon them! Let them be cast into pits, no more to rise!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:11 - Let not the slanderer be established in the land; let evil hunt down the violent man speedily!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:12 - I know that the LORD maintains the cause of the afflicted, and executes justice for the needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:13 - Surely the righteous shall give thanks to thy name; the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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