For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 aRescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent,
References for Psalms 140:1
    • Ƅ 140:1 - In Hebrew texts 140:1-13 is numbered 140:2-14.
      2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
      3 They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent’s; the poison of vipers is on their lips.b
      References for Psalms 140:3
        • ƅ 140:3 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 5 and 8.
          4 Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet.
          References for Psalms 140:4
          5 The arrogant have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path.
          References for Psalms 140:5
          6 I say to the LORD, “You are my God.” Hear, LORD, my cry for mercy.
          References for Psalms 140:6