Psalms 140:1-5

Psalm 140In Hebrew texts 140:1-13 is numbered 140:2-14.

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Rescue me, Lord, from evildoers;

protect me from the violent,

who devise evil plans in their hearts

and stir up war every day.

They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent’s;

the poison of vipers is on their lips.140:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 5 and 8.

Keep me safe, Lord, from the hands of the wicked;

protect me from the violent,

who devise ways to trip my feet.

The arrogant have hidden a snare for me;

they have spread out the cords of their net

and have set traps for me along my path.

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