140:1 O Lord, rescue me from wicked men!1
Protect me from violent men,2
140:2 who plan ways to harm me.3
All day long they stir up conflict.4
140:3 Their tongues wound like a serpent;5
140:4 O Lord, shelter me from the power8 of the wicked!
Protect me from violent men,
who plan to knock me over.9
evil men10 spread a net by the path;
they set traps for me.
O Lord, pay attention to my plea for mercy!
140:7 O sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer,11
you shield12 my head in the day of battle.
140:8 O Lord, do not let the wicked have their way!13
may the harm done by16 their lips overwhelm them!
140:10 May he rain down17 fiery coals upon them!
May he throw them into the fire!
From bottomless pits they will not escape.18
calamity will hunt down a violent man and strike him down.21
140:12 I know22 that the Lord defends the cause of the oppressed
and vindicates the poor.23
the morally upright will live in your presence.
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