David prayeth to be delivered from Saul and Doeg.
Psalms 140:1 Delyuer me (o LORDE) from the euell men, oh preserue me from the wicked men. Psalms 140:2 Which ymagin myschefe in their hertes, & stere vp strife all the daye longe. Psalms 140:3 They sharpen their tonges like a serpent, Adders poyson is vnder their lippes. Psalms 140:4 Sela. Kepe me (o LORDE) from the hande of the vngodly, preserue me from the wicked men, which are purposed to ouerthrowe my goinges. Psalms 140:5 The proude haue layed a snare for me, & spred a nett abrode with coardes, yee & sett trappes in my waye. Psalms 140:6 Sela. But my sayenge is vnto the LORDE: thou art my God, heare the voyce of my prayer o LORDE. Psalms 140:7 O LORDE God, thou strength of my health, thou hast couered my heade in ye daye of battayll.
He prayeth against them.
Psalms 140:8 Let not ye vngodly haue his desyre (o LORDE) let him not haue his purpose, lest they be to proude. Psalms 140:9 Sela. Let the myschefe of their owne lippes fall vpon ye head of the, yt copase me aboute. Psalms 140:10 Let hote burnynge coales fall vpo the, let the be cast in to the fyre, and in to the pytt, that they neuer ryse vp agayne. Psalms 140:11 A man full of wordes shal not prospere vpon earth: a malicious & wicked person shal be hunted awaye and destroyed.
He comforteth himself by confidence in God.
Psalms 140:12 Sure I am, that the LORDE wil auenge the poore, and manteyne the cause of the helplesse. Psalms 140:13 The rightuous also shal geue thakes vnto thy name, & the iust shal continue in thy sight.