Liturgical Colour : Black
Psalm 139 : 2-10, 14
Eripe me, Domine, ab homine malo : a viro iniquo libera me.
Verse : Qui cogitaverunt malitias in corde : tota die constituebant praelia.
Verse : Acuerunt linguas suas sicut serpentis : venenum aspidum sub labiis eorum.
Verse : Custodi me, Domine, de manu peccatoris : et ab hominibus iniquis libera me.
Verse : Qui cogitaverunt supplantare gressus meos : absconderunt superbi laqueum mihi.
Verse : Et funes extenderunt in laqueum pedibus meis : juxta iter scandalum posuerunt mihi.
Verse : Dixi Domino : Deus meus es tu : exaudi, Domine, vocem orationis meae.
Verse : Domine, Domine, virtus salutis meae : obumbra caput meum in die belli.
Verse : Ne tradas me a desiderio meo peccatori : cogitaverunt adversus me : ne derelinquas me, ne umquam exaltentur.
Verse : Caput circuitus eorum : labor labiorum ipsorum operiet eos.
Verse : Verumtamen justi confitebuntur Nomini Tuo : et habitabunt recti cum vultu Tuo.
Deliver me, o Lord, from the evil man, rescue me from the unjust man.
Verse : Who have devised iniquities in their heart, all the day long they designed battles.
Verse : They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent, the venom of asps is under their lips.
Verse : Keep me, o Lord, from the band of the wicked, and from unjust men deliver me.
Verse : Who have proposed to supplant my steps, the proud have hidden a net for me.
Verse : And they have stretched out cords for a snare for my feet, they have laid for me a stumbling block by the wayside.
Verse : I said to the Lord, ‘You are my God. Hear, o Lord, the voice of my supplication.’
Verse : O Lord, Lord, the strength of my salvation, overshadow my head in the day of battle.
Verse : Give me up not from my desire to the wicked, they have plotted against me. Do not forsake me, Lord, lest at any time they should triumph.
Verse : Their heads encompassing about me, the labour of their lips shall overwhelm them.
Verse : But the just shall give glory to Your Name, and the upright shall dwell with Your countenance.