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English YLT Version 1898

Psalms 140



1

  To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O Jehovah, from an evil man, From one of violence Thou keepest me.

2

  Who have devised evils in the heart, All the day they assemble [for] wars.

3

  They sharpened their tongue as a serpent, Poison of an adder [is] under their lips. Selah.

4

  Preserve me, Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked, From one of violence Thou keepest me, Who have devised to overthrow my steps.

5

  The proud hid a snare for me -- and cords, They spread a net by the side of the path, Snares they have set for me. Selah.

6

  I have said to Jehovah, `My God [art] Thou, Hear, Jehovah, the voice of my supplications.`

7

  O Jehovah, my Lord, strength of my salvation, Thou hast covered my head in the day of armour.

8

  Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked, His wicked device bring not forth, They are high. Selah.

9

  The chief of my surrounders, The perverseness of their lips covereth them.

10

  They cause to fall on themselves burning coals, Into fire He doth cast them, Into deep pits -- they arise not.

11

  A talkative man is not established in the earth, One of violence -- evil hunteth to overflowing.

12

  I have known that Jehovah doth execute The judgment of the afflicted, The judgment of the needy.

13

  Only -- the righteous give thanks to Thy name, The upright do dwell with Thy presence!

English YLT Version 1898
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