Tehillim 140

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Tehillim (Book of Psalms), Chapter 140

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'2 Deliver me, O HaShem, from the evil man; preserve me from the violent man;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'3 Who devise evil things in their heart; every day do they stir up wars.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'4 They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; vipers' venom is under their lips. Selah

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'5 Keep me, O HaShem, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to make my steps slip.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'6 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

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'7 I have said unto HaShem: 'Thou art my G-d'; give ear, O HaShem, unto the voice of my supplications.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'8 O GOD the L-rd, the strength of my salvation, who hast screened my head in the day of battle,

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'9 Grant not, O HaShem, the desires of the wicked; further not his evil device, so that they exalt themselves. Selah

'"`UNIQ--named-00000009-QINU`"'10 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000A-QINU`"'11 Let burning coals fall upon them; let them be cast into the fire, into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000B-QINU`"'12 A slanderer shall not be established in the earth; the violent and evil man shall be hunted with thrust upon thrust.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000C-QINU`"'13 I know that HaShem will maintain the cause of the poor, and the right of the needy.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000D-QINU`"'14 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto Thy name; the upright shall dwell in Thy presence.

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