Psalms 140
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1  For the leader. A psalm of David.

א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד׃

2  Rescue me, Hashem, from evil men; save me from the lawless,

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ב  חַלְּצֵנִי יְהֹוָה מֵאָדָם רָע מֵאִישׁ חֲמָסִים תִּנְצְרֵנִי׃

3  whose minds are full of evil schemes, who plot war every day.

ג  אֲשֶׁר חָשְׁבוּ רָעוֹת בְּלֵב כָּל־יוֹם יָגוּרוּ מִלְחָמוֹת׃

4  They sharpen their tongues like serpents; spiders’ poison is on their lips. Selah.

ד  שָׁנֲנוּ לְשׁוֹנָם כְּמוֹ־נָחָשׁ חֲמַת עַכְשׁוּב תַּחַת שְׂפָתֵימוֹ סֶלָה׃

5  Hashem, keep me out of the clutches of the wicked; save me from lawless men who scheme to make me fall.

ה  שָׁמְרֵנִי יְהֹוָה מִידֵי רָשָׁע מֵאִישׁ חֲמָסִים תִּנְצְרֵנִי אֲשֶׁר חָשְׁבוּ לִדְחוֹת פְּעָמָי׃

6  Arrogant men laid traps with ropes for me; they spread out a net along the way; they set snares for me. Selah.

ו  טָמְנוּ־גֵאִים פַּח לִי וַחֲבָלִים פָּרְשׂוּ רֶשֶׁת לְיַד־מַעְגָּל מֹקְשִׁים שָׁתוּ־לִי סֶלָה׃

7  I said to Hashem: You are my God; give ear, Hashem, to my pleas for mercy.

ז  אָמַרְתִּי לַיהֹוָה אֵלִי אָתָּה הַאֲזִינָה יְהֹוָה קוֹל תַּחֲנוּנָי׃

8  O Hashem, my Lord, the strength of my deliverance, You protected my head on the day of battle.

ח  יְהֹוִה אֲדֹנָי עֹז יְשׁוּעָתִי סַכֹּתָה לְרֹאשִׁי בְּיוֹם נָשֶׁק׃

9  Hashem, do not grant the desires of the wicked; do not let their plan succeed, else they be exalted. Selah.

ט  אַל־תִּתֵּן יְהֹוָה מַאֲוַיֵּי רָשָׁע זְמָמוֹ אַל־תָּפֵק יָרוּמוּ סֶלָה׃

10  May the heads of those who beset me be covered with the mischief of their lips.

י  רֹאשׁ מְסִבָּי עֲמַל שְׂפָתֵימוֹ יכסומו [יְכַסֵּמוֹ׃]

11  may coals of fire drop down upon them, and they be cast into pits, never to rise again.

יא  ימיטו [יִמּוֹטוּ] עֲלֵיהֶם גֶּחָלִים בָּאֵשׁ יַפִּלֵם בְּמַהֲמֹרוֹת בַּל־יָקוּמוּ׃

12  Let slanderers have no place in the land; let the evil of the lawless man drive him into corrals.

יב  אִישׁ לָשׁוֹן בַּל־יִכּוֹן בָּאָרֶץ אִישׁ־חָמָס רָע יְצוּדֶנּוּ לְמַדְחֵפֹת׃

13  I know that Hashem will Champion the cause of the poor, the right of the needy.

יג  ידעת [יָדַעְתִּי] כִּי־יַעֲשֶׂה יְהֹוָה דִּין עָנִי מִשְׁפַּט אֶבְיֹנִים׃

14  Righteous men shall surely praise Your name; the upright shall dwell in Your presence.

יד  אַךְ צַדִּיקִים יוֹדוּ לִשְׁמֶךָ יֵשְׁבוּ יְשָׁרִים אֶת־פָּנֶיךָ׃

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