140 Deliver me, O Jehovah, from the evil man; preserve me from the violent man:

2 Who devise mischiefs in their heart; continually do they gather themselves together for war.

3 They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; Adders' poison is under their lips. (Selah)

4 Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man: who have purposed to thrust aside my steps.

5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. (Selah)

6 I said unto Jehovah, Thou art my God: give ear unto the voice of my supplications, O Jehovah.

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

8 Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked; further not his evil device, (lest) they exalt themselves. (Selah)

9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire, into deep pits, whence they shall not rise.

11 An evil speaker shall not be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

12 I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the needy.

13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.