Psalms Chapter 140
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)


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1 Dauid prayeth to be deliuered from Saul and Doeg. 8 He prayeth against them. 12 Hee comforteth himselfe by confidence in God.

1 [To the chiefe Musician, A Psalme of Dauid.] Deliuer me, O Lord, from the euill man: preserue me from the violent man.1

2 Which imagine mischiefes in their heart: continually are they gathered together for warre.

3 They haue sharpned their tongues like a serpent: adders poison is vnder their lips. Selah.3

4 Keepe me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked, preserue me from the violent man: who haue purposed to ouerthrow my goings.

5 The proude haue hid a snare for me and cords, they haue spread a net by the way side: they haue set grinnes for me. Selah.

6 I said vnto the Lord, Thou art my God: heare the voyce of my supplications, O Lord.

7 O God the Lord, the strength of my saluation: thou hast couered my head in the day of battell.

8 Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked deuice, lest they exalt themselues. Selah.8

9 As for the head of those that compasse me about: let the mischiefe of their owne lips couer them.

10 Let burning coales fall vpon them, let them be cast into the fire: into deepe pits, that they rise not vp againe.

11 Let not an euill speaker bee established in the earth: euill shall hunt the violent man to ouerthrow him.11

12 I know that the Lord will maintaine the cause of the afflicted: and the right of the poore.

13 Surely the righteous shall giue thankes vnto thy Name: the vpright shall dwell in thy presence.


Psalms Chapter 140 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):

1 Heb. man of violences.
3 Rom.3.14 psal.58.5.
8 Or, let them not be exalted.
11 Heb. a man of tongue: or, an euill speaker, a wicked man of violence be established in the earth: let him be hunted to his ouerthrow.

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