Psalm 140
Douay-Rheims Bible

Deliver Me, O Lord, From the Evil Man

1{139:1}Unto the end, a psalm of David. [2] Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: rescue me from the unjust man.

2{139:3}Who have devised iniquities in their hearts: all the day long they designed battles.

3{139:4}They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent: the venom of asps is under their lips.

4{139:5}Keep me, O Lord, from the hand of the wicked: and from unjust men deliver me. Who have proposed to supplant my steps:

5{139:6}The proud have hidden a net for me. And they have stretched out cords for a snare: they have laid for me a stumblingblock by the wayside.

6{139:7}I said to the Lord: Thou art my God: hear, O Lord, the voice of my supplication.

7{139:8}O Lord, Lord, the strength of my salvation: thou hast overshadowed my head in the day of battle.

8{139:9}Give me not up, O Lord, from my desire to the wicked: they have plotted against me; do not thou forsake me, lest they should triumph.

9{139:10}The head of them compassing me about: the labour of their lips shall overwhelm them.

10{139:11}Burning coals shall fall upon them; thou wilt cast them down into the fire: in miseries they shall not be able to stand.

11{139:12}A man full of tongue shall not be established in the earth: evil shall catch the unjust man unto destruction.

12{139:13}I know that the Lord will do justice to the needy, and will revenge the poor.

13{139:14}But as for the just, they shall give glory to thy name: and the upright shall dwell with thy countenance.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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