Psalm 140
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Save me, Lord Jehovah, from the evil man, and keep me from evil men.

2For they have conceived evil in their heart and they have provoked disputes all day

3Who have sharpened their tongues like a snake and the venom of an asp is under their lips.

4Keep me, Lord Jehovah, from the hand of the evil, and keep me from men who are extortionists, who have schemed to overthrow my steps.

5And the proud have hidden snares for me and they spread the cords of their nets upon my path and cast nets over me!

6I said to Lord Jehovah, "You are my God! Give ear to the voice of my prayer!"

7"Lord Jehovah, my mighty Savior! The shelter of my head in the day of war!"

8"Lord Jehovah, do not grant the lust of the evil man and do not exalt his plot for my head."

9"The evil of their lips will cover them."

10"And coals will come down upon them and they will fall into fire and they will not be able to rise."

11"A talkative man will not be established in the earth and evil will hunt the evil man to destruction."

12I know that Lord Jehovah performs the judgment of the poor and the judgment of the afflicted.

13But the righteous shall confess your Name and the upright will dwell in front of your face.

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