Psalm 140 DBY

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

References for Psalms 140:1

    • Ύ 140:1 - Lit. 'man (Ish) of violences,' and so ver. 4.
      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 God: 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. b

      References for Psalms 140:7

        • Ώ 140:7 - Or 'of arming for the 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: c evil shall hunt the man of violence to [his] ruin.

          References for Psalms 140:11

            • ΐ 140:11 - Erets, 'land:' see 1Sam. 2.8.
              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.