1769 King James Bible

Psalms 140

David prayeth to be delivered from Saul and Doeg.

Psalms 140:1 {To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man; Psalms 140:2 Which imagine mischiefs in [their] heart; continually are they gathered together [for] war. Psalms 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison [is] under their lips. Selah. Psalms 140:4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings. Psalms 140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah. Psalms 140:6 I said unto the LORD, Thou [art] my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD. Psalms 140:7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

He prayeth against them.

Psalms 140:8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; [lest] they exalt themselves. Selah. Psalms 140:9 [As for] the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them. Psalms 140:10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again. Psalms 140:11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow [him].

He comforteth himself by confidence in God.

Psalms 140:12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, [and] the right of the poor. Psalms 140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

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