Psalm 140
Smith's Literal Translation Par ▾ 

Rescue Me from Evil Men

1To the overseer, chanting to David: Deliver me, O Jehovah, from the evil man: wilt thou guard me from the man of violences.

2Who reckoned evils in the heart; all the day they will gather together wars.

3They sharpened their tongue as a serpent; the poison of asps under their lips. Silence,

4Watch me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the unjust one; from the man of violences wilt thou guard me; who purposed to overthrow my steps.

5The proud hid a snare for me, and cords; they spread a net at the hand of the way; they set snares for me. Silence.

6I said to Jehovah, Thou my God: give ear, O Jehovah, to the voice of my supplication.

7O Jehovah my Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou didst cover for my head in the day of weapons.

8Thou wilt not give, O Jehovah, the desires of the unjust one: thou wilt not bring forth his device; they will be lifted up. Silence.

9The head of those surrounding me, the labor of their lips shall cover them.

10Burning coals shall be shaken upon them; he shall cast them into fire, into whirlpools; they shall not rise up.

11A man of tongue shall not be prepared in the earth: a man of violence, evil shall hunt him to melt down the coverings.

12Knowing that Jehovah will do judgment to the poor one, judgment to the needy.

13But the just shall confess to thy name: the upright shall dwell with thy face.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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