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The Book of Psalms

Psalm 139

Eripe me, Domine.

A prayer to be delivered from the wicked.


1
Unto the end, a psalm of David.

2
Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: rescue me from the unjust man.

3
Who have devised iniquities in their hearts: all the day long they designed battles.

4
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent: the venom of asps is under their lips.

5
Keep me, O Lord, from the hand of the wicked: and from unjust men deliver me. Who have proposed to supplant my steps:

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The proud have hidden a net for me. And they have stretched out cords for a snare: they have laid for me a stumblingblock by the wayside.

7
I said to the Lord: Thou art my God: hear, O Lord, the voice of my supplication.

8
O Lord, Lord, the strength of my salvation: thou hast overshadowed my head in the day of battle.

9
Give me not up, O Lord, from my desire to the wicked: they have plotted against me; do not thou forsake me, lest they should triumph.

10
The head of them compassing me about: the labour of their lips shall overwhelm them.

11
Burning coals shall fall upon them; thou wilt cast them down into the fire: in miseries they shall not be able to stand.

12
A man full of tongue shall not be established in the earth: evil shall catch the unjust man unto destruction.

13
I know that the Lord will do justice to the needy, and will revenge the poor.

14
But as for the just, they shall give glory to thy name: and the upright shall dwell with thy countenance.

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