1 Deliver me, O Lord, from evildoers; protect me from those who are violent,
2 who plan evil things in their minds and stir up wars continually.
3 They make their tongue sharp as a snake's, and under their lips is the venom of vipers. (Selah)
4 Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent who have planned my downfall.
5 The arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net, along the road they have set snares for me. (Selah)
References for Psalms 140:5
    • a 140:5 - Or [they have spread cords as a net]
      6 I say to the Lord, "You are my God; give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my supplications."
      7 O Lord, my Lord, my strong deliverer, you have covered my head in the day of battle.
      8 Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; do not further their evil plot. (Selah)
      References for Psalms 140:8
        • b 140:8 - Heb adds [they are exalted]
          9 Those who surround me lift up their heads; let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them!
          References for Psalms 140:9
            • c 140:9 - Cn Compare Gk: Heb [those who surround me are uplifted in head]; Heb divides verses 8 and 9 differently
              10 Let burning coals fall on them! Let them be flung into pits, no more to rise!
              11 Do not let the slanderer be established in the land; let evil speedily hunt down the violent!
              12 I know that the Lord maintains the cause of the needy, and executes justice for the poor.
              13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name; the upright shall live in your presence.