Psalm 140
King James 2000

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
Prayer For Deliverance From Evil Men

1Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

2Who imagine evil in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

3They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

4Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my paths.

5The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set traps for me. Selah.

6I said unto the LORD, you are my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.

7O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.

8Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

9As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

10Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

11Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

12I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

13Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto your name: the upright shall dwell in your presence.

Psalm 139
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