Psalm 140 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Rescue me from evil people, O LORD. Keep me safe from violent people. 1 Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; protect me from men of violence,
2 They plan evil things in their hearts. They start fights every day. 2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
3 They make their tongues as sharp as a snake's [fang]. Their lips hide the venom of poisonous snakes. 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 hands of wicked people, O LORD. Keep me safe from violent people. They try to trip me. 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. They have spread out a net with ropes. They have set traps for me along the road. 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 said to the LORD, "You are my God." O LORD, open your ears to hear my plea for pity. 6 O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.
7 O LORD Almighty, the strong one who saves me, you have 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 O LORD, do not give wicked people what they want. Do not let their evil plans succeed, [or] they will become arrogant. 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 those who surround me be covered with their own threats. 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 thrown into a pit, never to rise again. 10 Let burning coals fall upon them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise.
11 Do not let slanderers prosper on earth. Let evil hunt down violent people with one blow after another. 11 Let slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down men of violence.
12 I know that the LORD will defend the rights of those who are oppressed and the cause of those who are needy. 12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
13 Indeed, righteous people will give thanks to your name. Decent people will live in your presence. 13 Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you.