Bible: Psalm 140
Psalm 140 1
140:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.
Protect me from violent men, 3
140:2 who plan ways to harm me. 4
All day long they stir up conflict. 5
140:3 Their tongues wound like a serpent; 6
Protect me from violent men,
who plan to knock me over. 10
140:5 Proud men hide a snare for me;
evil men 11 spread a net by the path;
they set traps for me. (Selah)
140:6 I say to the
140:7 O sovereign
you shield 13 my head in the day of battle.
140:9 As for the heads of those who surround me –
may the harm done by 17 their lips overwhelm them!
140:10 May he rain down 18 fiery coals upon them!
May he throw them into the fire!
From bottomless pits they will not escape. 19
calamity will hunt down a violent man and strike him down. 22
140:12 I know 23 that the
and vindicates the poor. 24
140:13 Certainly the godly will give thanks to your name;
the morally upright will live in your presence.