Psalms 140
Prayer for Deliverance from Evil Men
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men;
Preserve me from violent men,
2Who plan evil things in their hearts;
#Ps. 5:8; 143:10They continually gather together for war.
3They sharpen their tongues like a serpent;
The #Ps. 56:6poison of asps is under their lips.
4#Ps. 58:4; Rom. 3:13; James 3:8Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked;
Preserve me from violent men,
Who have purposed to make my steps stumble.
5The proud have hidden a #Ps. 71:4snare for me, and cords;
They have spread a net by the wayside;
They have set traps for me.
6I said to 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.
8Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;
Do not further his wicked scheme,
#Ps. 35:7; Jer. 18:22Lest they be exalted.
9As for the head of those who surround me,
Let the evil of their lips cover them;
10#Deut. 32:27Let burning coals fall upon them;
Let them be cast into the fire,
Into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
11Let not a slanderer be established in the earth;
Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
12I know that the Lord will #Ps. 11:6maintain
The cause of the afflicted,
And justice for the poor.
13Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name;
The upright shall dwell in Your presence.

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