> Deliver me, Yahweh, from the evil man. Preserve me from the violent man;
140:2 Those who devise mischief in their hearts. They continually gather themselves together for war.
140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent. Viper's poison is under their lips. Selah.
140:4 Yahweh, keep me from the hands of the wicked. Preserve me from the violent men who have determined to trip my feet.
140:5 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.
140:6 I said to Yahweh, "You are my God." Listen to the cry of my petitions, Yahweh.
140:7 Yahweh, the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.
140:8 Yahweh, don't grant the desires of the wicked. Don't let their evil plans succeed, or they will become proud. Selah.
140:9 As for the head of those who surround me, Let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
140:10 Let burning coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into the fire, Into miry pits, from where they never rise.
140:11 An evil speaker won't be established in the earth. Evil will hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
140:12 I know that Yahweh will maintain the cause of the afflicted, And justice for the needy.
140:13 Surely the righteous will give thanks to your name. The upright will dwell in your presence.