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Psalm 140. Eripe me, Domine.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Twenty-ninth Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. DELIVER me, O Lord, from the evil man; *
    and preserve me from the wicked man;
  2. Who imagine mischief in their hearts, *
    and stir up strife all the day long.
  3. They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; *
    adder's poison is under their lips.
  4. Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the ungodly; *
    preserve me from the wicked men, who are purposed to overthrow my goings.
  5. The proud have laid a snare for me, and spread a net abroad with cords; *
    yea, and set traps in my way.
  6. I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God, *
    hear the voice of my prayers, O Lord.
  7. O Lord God, thou strength of my health; *
    thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
  8. Let not the ungodly have his desire, O Lord; *
    let not his mischievous imagination prosper, lest they be too proud.
  9. Let the mischief of their own lips fall upon the head of them *
    that compass me about.
  10. Let hot burning coals fall upon them; *
    let them be cast into the fire, and into the pit, that they never rise up again.
  11. A man full of words shall not prosper upon the earth: *
    evil shall hunt the wicked person to overthrow him.
  12. Sure I am that the Lord will avenge the poor, *
    and maintain the cause of the helpless.
  13. The righteous also shall give thanks unto thy Name; *
    and the just shall continue in thy sight.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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