Psalm 140:1-6 NAS

Prayer for Protection against the Wicked.

1 1Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from 2violent men

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2 Who 3devise evil things in their hearts; They 4continually * stir up wars.

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3 They 5sharpen their tongues as a serpent; 6Poison of a viper is under their lips. aSelah.

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    • ً 140:3 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
      4 7Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; 8Preserve me from violent men Who have bpurposed to c9trip up my feet.

      References for Psalms 140:4

        • ٌ 140:4 - Or "devised"
        • ٍ 140:4 - Lit "push violently"
          5 The proud have 10hidden a trap for me, and cords; They have spread a 11net by the dwayside; They have set 12snares for me. Selah.

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          6 I 13said to the LORD, "You are my God; 14Give ear, O LORD, to the 15voice of my supplications.

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