140:1 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. Psalm 141 A Psalm by David.
141:1 Yahweh, I have called on you. Come to me quickly! Listen to my voice when I call to you.
141:2 Let my prayer be set before you like incense; the lifting up of my hands like the evening sacrifice.
141:3 Set a watch, Yahweh, before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips.
141:4 Don’t incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice deeds of wickedness with men who work iniquity. Don’t let me eat of their delicacies.
141:5 Let the righteous strike me, it is kindness; let him reprove me, it is like oil on the head; don’t let my head refuse it; Yet my prayer is always against evil deeds.
141:6 Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock. They will hear my words, for they are well spoken.
141:7 “As when one plows and breaks up the earth, our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol .”
141:8 For my eyes are on you, Yahweh, the Lord. In you, I take refuge. Don’t leave my soul destitute.
141:9 Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, from the traps of the workers of iniquity.
141:10 Let the wicked fall together into their own nets, while I pass by. Psalm 142 A contemplation by David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.
142:1 I cry with my voice to Yahweh. With my voice, I ask Yahweh for mercy.
142:2 I pour out my complaint before him. I tell him my troubles.
142:3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, you knew my path. In the way in which I walk, they have hidden a snare for me.
142:4 Look on my right, and see; for there is no one who is concerned for me. Refuge has fled from me. No one cares for my soul.
142:5 I cried to you, Yahweh. I said, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”
142:6 Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need. deliver me from my persecutors, For they are stronger than me.
142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name. The righteous will surround me, for you will be good to me. Psalm 143 A Psalm by David.
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