Psalms 140 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 140


Psalms 140:1

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

Psalms 140:2

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

Psalms 140:3

They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; Adders’ poison is under their lips. [Selah

Psalms 140:4

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

Psalms 140:5

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

Psalms 140:6

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

Psalms 140:7

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

Psalms 140:8

Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked; Further not his evil device, [lest] they exalt themselves. [Selah

Psalms 140:9

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

Psalms 140:10

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

Psalms 140:11

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

Psalms 140:12

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

Psalms 140:13

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

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