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World English Bible

Psalm 140 (WEBP)

[1] Deliver me, Yahweh, from evil men. Preserve me from violent men:
[2] those who devise mischief in their hearts. They continually gather themselves together for war.
[3] They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent. Viper’s poison is under their lips. Selah.
[4] Yahweh, keep me from the hands of the wicked. Preserve me from the violent men who have determined to trip my feet.
[5] The proud have hidden a snare for me, they have spread the cords of a net by the path. They have set traps for me. Selah.
[6] I said to Yahweh, “You are my God.” Listen to the cry of my petitions, Yahweh.
[7] Yahweh, the Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.
[8] Yahweh, don’t grant the desires of the wicked. Don’t let their evil plans succeed, or they will become proud. Selah.
[9] As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
[10] Let burning coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, from where they never rise.
[11] An evil speaker won’t be established in the earth. Evil will hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
[12] I know that Yahweh will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the needy.
[13] Surely the righteous will give thanks to your name. The upright will dwell in your presence.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 140 (KJVS)

[1] «To the chief Musician H5329 (8764), A Psalm H4210 of David H1732.» Deliver H2502 (8761) me, O LORD H3068, from the evil H7451 man H120: preserve H5341 (8799) me from the violent H2555 man H376;
[2] Which imagine H2803 (8804) mischiefs H7451 in [their] heart H3820; continually H3117 are they gathered together H1481 (8799) [for] war H4421.
[3] They have sharpened H8150 (8804) their tongues H3956 like a serpent H5175; adders H5919’ poison H2534 [is] under their lips H8193. Selah H5542.
[4] Keep H8104 (8798) me, O LORD H3068, from the hands H3027 of the wicked H7563; preserve H5341 (8799) me from the violent H2555 man H376; who have purposed H2803 (8804) to overthrow H1760 (8800) my goings H6471.
[5] The proud H1343 have hid H2934 (8804) a snare H6341 for me, and cords H2256; they have spread H6566 (8804) a net H7568 by the wayside H3027 H4570; they have set H7896 (8804) gins H4170 for me. Selah H5542.
[6] I said H559 (8804) unto the LORD H3068, Thou [art] my God H410: hear H238 (8685) the voice H6963 of my supplications H8469, O LORD H3068.
[7] O GOD H3069 the Lord H136, the strength H5797 of my salvation H3444, thou hast covered H5526 (8804) my head H7218 in the day H3117 of battle H5402.
[8] Grant H5414 (8799) not, O LORD H3068, the desires H3970 of the wicked H7563: further H6329 (8686) not his wicked device H2162; [lest] they exalt H7311 (8799) themselves. Selah H5542.
[9] [As for] the head H7218 of those that compass me about H4524, let the mischief H5999 of their own lips H8193 cover H3680 (8762) them.
[10] Let burning coals H1513 fall H4131 (8735) (8675) H4131 (8686) upon them: let them be cast H5307 (8686) into the fire H784; into deep pits H4113, that they rise not up again H6965 (8799).
[11] Let not an evil speaker H376 H3956 be established H3559 (8735) in the earth H776: evil H7451 shall hunt H6679 (8799) the violent H2555 man H376 to overthrow H4073 [him].
[12] I know H3045 (8804) that the LORD H3068 will maintain H6213 (8799) the cause H1779 of the afflicted H6041, [and] the right H4941 of the poor H34.
[13] Surely the righteous H6662 shall give thanks H3034 (8686) unto thy name H8034: the upright H3477 shall dwell H3427 (8799) in thy presence H6440.

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 140 (YLT)

[1] 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!