The Prayer of Preservation - Psalm 140

Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the  violent man; Psalm 140:1 

Psalm 140:2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they  gathered together for war.  

Psalm 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’  poison is under their lips. Selah.  

Psalm 140:4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from  the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.  

Psalm 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.  

Psalm 140:6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my  supplications, O LORD.  

Psalm 140:7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered  my head in the day of battle.  

Psalm 140:8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his  wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.  

Psalm 140:9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the  mischief of their own lips cover them.  

Psalm 140:10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the  fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.  

Psalm 140:11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil  shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.  

Psalm 140:12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the  afflicted, and the right of the poor.   

Psalm 140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the  upright shall dwell in thy presence. KJV


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