Darby's English Translation

Psalms 139

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 140

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  {To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} Free me, O Jehovah, from the evil man; preserve me from the violent man:  

 

 


2

 

  Who devise mischiefs in [their] heart; every day are they banded together for war.  

 

 


3

 

  They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.  

 

 


4

 

  Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked [man], preserve me from the violent man, who devise to overthrow my steps.  

 

 


5

 

  The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the way-side; they have set traps for me. Selah.  

 

 


6

 

  I have said unto Jehovah, Thou art my łGod: give ear, O Jehovah, to the voice of my supplications.  

 

 


7

 

  Jehovah, the Lord, is the strength of my salvation: thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.  

 

 


8

 

  Grant not, O Jehovah, the desire of the wicked; further not his device: they would exalt themselves. Selah.  

 

 


9

 

  [As for] the head of those that encompass me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.  

 

 


10

 

  Let burning coals fall on them; let them be cast into the fire; into deep waters, that they rise not up again.  

 

 


11

 

  Let not the man of [evil] tongue be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the man of violence to [his] ruin.  

 

 


12

 

  I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted one, the right of the needy.  

 

 


13

 

  Yea, the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name; the upright shall dwell in thy presence.  

 

 


Psalms 141

 

 

 

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