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Psalms 139

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 140



  Deliver me, O Jehovah, from the evil man; Preserve me from the violent man:  





  Who devise mischiefs in their heart; Continually do they gather themselves together for war.  





  They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; Adders' poison is under their lips. Selah  





  Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from the violent man: Who have purposed to thrust aside my steps.  





  The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set gins for me. Selah  





  I said unto Jehovah, Thou art my God: Give ear unto the voice of my supplications, O Jehovah.  





  O Jehovah the Lord, the strength of my salvation, Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.  





  Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked; Further not his evil device, [lest] they exalt themselves. Selah  





  As for the head of those that compass me about, Let the mischief of their own lips cover them.  





  Let burning coals fall upon them: Let them be cast into the fire, Into deep pits, whence they shall not rise.  





  An evil speaker shall not be established in the earth: Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.  





  I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted, And justice for the needy.  





  Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: The upright shall dwell in thy presence. Psalm 141 A Psalm of David.  



Psalms 141




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