Psalm 140
Bishops' Bible of 1568 Par ▾ 

Rescue Me from Evil Men

1To the chiefe musition, a Psalme of Dauid. Delyuer me O God from the euyll man: and preserue me from the outragious man.

2Who in heart imagine mischiefes: and set forwarde to warre euery day.

3They haue sharpened their tongue lyke a serpent: Adders poyson is vnder their lippes. Selah.

4Kepe me O God from the handes of the vngodly: preserue me from the outragious man, who haue deuised to thrust my feete from me.

5The proude haue layde a snare for me, and spread a net abroade with coardes in the high wayes: they haue set trappes for me. Selah.

6I haue sayde vnto God, thou art my Lorde: heare the voyce of my prayers O God.

7O Lorde God the strength of my saluation: thou hast couered my head in the day of battayle.

8Graunt not vnto the vngodly his desires O God: bryng not to passe his mischeuous imagination lest they shoulde be made to proude. Selah.

9Let the labour of his owne lippe couer him: who is head of them that compasse me about.

10Let hotte coales be burnyng vpon them: he wyll cast them downe into the fire into deepe pittes, that they may neuer rise vp agayne.

11A man full of tongue can not prosper vpon the earth: euyll shall hunt the outragious person to ouerthrowe him.

12I am sure that God wyll dispatche the cause of the afflicted: and he wyll geue iudgement for the needy.

13Truely the ryghteous wyll confesse it vnto thy name: they that deale vprightlye shall dwell before thy face.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

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Psalm 139
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