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Psalm 140. Eripe me, Domine.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Twenty-ninth Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. Deliver me, O Lord, from evildoers; *
    protect me from the violent,
  2. Who devise evil in their hearts *
    and stir up strife all 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 wicked; *
    protect me from the violent, who are determined to trip me up.
  5. The proud have hidden a snare for me and stretched out a net of cords; *
    they have set traps for me along the path.
  6. I have said to the Lord, "You are my God; *
    listen, O Lord, to my supplication.
  7. O Lord God, the strength of my salvation, *
    you have covered my head in the day of battle.
  8. Do not grant the desires of the wicked, O Lord, *
    nor let their evil plans prosper.
  9. Let not those who surround me lift up their heads; *
    let the evil of their lips overwhelm them.
  10. Let hot burning coals fall upon them; *
    let them be cast into the mire, never to rise up again."
  11. A slanderer shall not be established on the earth, *
    and evil shall hunt down the lawless.
  12. I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the poor *
    and render justice to the needy.
  13. Surely, the righteous will give thanks to your Name, *
    and the upright shall continue in your sight.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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