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Psalm 140 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Rescue me from evil people, LORD! Guard me from violent people 1 Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; protect me from men of violence,
2 who plot evil things in their hearts, who pick fights every single day! 2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
3 They sharpen their tongues like a snake's; spider poison is on their lips. Selah 3 They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent's; the poison of vipers is on their lips. "Selah"
4 Protect me from the power of the wicked, LORD! Guard me from violent people who plot to trip me up! 4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my feet.
5 Arrogant people have laid a trap for me with ropes. They've spread out a net alongside the road. They've set snares for me. Selah 5 Proud men have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path. "Selah"
6 I tell the LORD, "You are my God! Listen to my request for mercy, LORD!" 6 O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.
7 My LORD God, my strong saving help— you've protected my head on the day of battle. 7 O Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer, who shields my head in the day of battle--
8 LORD, don't give the wicked what they want! Don't allow their plans to succeed, or they'll exalt themselves even more! Selah 8 do not grant the wicked their desires, O LORD; do not let their plans succeed, or they will become proud. "Selah"
9 Let the heads of the people surrounding me be covered with the trouble their own lips caused! 9 Let the heads of those who surround me be covered with the trouble their lips have caused.
10 Let burning coals fall on them! Let them fall into deep pits and never get out again! 10 Let burning coals fall upon them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise.
11 Let no slanderer be safe in the land. Let calamity hunt down violent people—and quickly! 11 Let slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down men of violence.
12 I know that the LORD will take up the case of the poor and will do what is right for the needy. 12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
13 Yes, the righteous will give thanks to your name, and those who do right will live in your presence. 13 Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you.