by Théodore de Béze (1519 - 1605)
Translation © by Rodney Sones

Psaume CXL
Language: French (Français)  after the Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
O Dieu donne-moi délivrance
de cet homme pernicieux
Préserve-moi de la nuisance
de cet homme malicieux.


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  • ENG English (Rodney Sones) , "Psalm 140", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Psalm 140
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
O God, deliver me
from this pernicious man;
Preserve me from 
the harm of this malicious man.


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This text was added to the website: 2004-06-20
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Word count: 17