140:1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

140:2 Deliver me, O the Lord, from the evil man; preserve me from the violent man;

140:3 Who devise evil things in their heart; every day do they stir up wars.

140:4 They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; vipers' venom is under their lips. Selah

140:5 Keep me, O the Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to make my steps slip.

140:6 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

140:7 I have said unto the Lord: 'Thou art my God'; give ear, O the Lord, unto the voice of my supplications.

140:8 O GOD the L-rd, the strength of my salvation, who hast screened my head in the day of battle,

140:9 Grant not, O the Lord, the desires of the wicked; further not his evil device, so that they exalt themselves. Selah

140:10 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

140:11 Let burning coals fall upon them; let them be cast into the fire, into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

140:12 A slanderer shall not be established in the earth; the violent and evil man shall be hunted with thrust upon thrust.

140:13 I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the poor, and the right of the needy.

140:14 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto Thy name; the upright shall dwell in Thy presence.



Hebrew Transliteration

140:1 lamnatsêach mizmor ledhâvidh

140:2 challetsêniy Adonaymê'âdhâm râ` mê'iysh chamâsiym tintserêniy

140:3 'asher châshebhu râ`othbelêbh kol-yom yâghuru milchâmoth

140:4 shânanu leshonâm kemo-nâchâshchamath `akhshubh tachath sephâthêymo selâh

140:5 shâmrêniy Adonay miydhêyrâshâ` mê'iysh chamâsiym tintserêniy 'asher châshbhu lidhchoth pe`âmây

140:6 thâmnu-ghê'iym pach liy vachabhâliym pârsu resheth leyadh-ma`gâlmoqeshiym shâthu-liy selâh

140:7 'âmartiy layhvh 'êliy 'âttâh ha'aziynâhAdonay qol tachanunây

140:8 Adonay 'adhonây `oz yeshu`âthiysakkothâh lero'shiy beyom nâsheq

140:9 'al-tittên Adonay ma'avayyêyrâshâ` zemâmo 'al-tâphêq yârumu selâh

140:10 ro'sh mesibbây `amalsephâthêymo yekhassumo [yekhassêmo]

140:11 yâmiythu [yimmothu]`alêyhem gechâliym bâ'êsh yappilêm bemahamoroth bal-yâqumu

140:12 'iysh lâshon bal-yikkon bâ'ârets 'iysh-châmâs râ` yetsudhennu lemadhchêphoth

140:13 yâdha`tâ [yâdha`tiy] kiy-ya`aseh Adonay diyn `âniy mishpath'ebhyoniym

140:14 'akh tsaddiyqiym yodhu lishmekha yêshebhu yeshâriym 'eth-pâneykha


This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

The text is in the public domain.

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