Psalm 140 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 {To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} Free me, O Jehovah, from the evil man; preserve me from the violent man: 1 Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; protect me from men of violence,
2 Who devise mischiefs in [their] heart; every day are they banded together for war. 2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
3 They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah. 3 They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent's; the poison of vipers is on their lips. "Selah"
4 Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked [man], preserve me from the violent man, who devise to overthrow my steps. 4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my feet.
5 The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the way-side; they have set traps 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 have said unto Jehovah, Thou art my God: give ear, O Jehovah, to the voice of my supplications. 6 O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.
7 Jehovah, the Lord, is the strength of my salvation: thou hast covered my head in the day of battle. 7 O Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer, who shields my head in the day of battle--
8 Grant not, O Jehovah, the desire of the wicked; further not his device: they would exalt themselves. Selah. 8 do not grant the wicked their desires, O LORD; do not let their plans succeed, or they will become proud. "Selah"
9 [As for] the head of those that encompass me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them. 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 be cast into the fire; into deep waters, that they rise not up again. 10 Let burning coals fall upon them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise.
11 Let not the man of [evil] tongue be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the man of violence to [his] ruin. 11 Let slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down men of violence.
12 I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted one, the right of the needy. 12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
13 Yea, the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name; the upright shall dwell in thy presence. 13 Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you.