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Psalm 140 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 <> Deliver me, LORD, 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 Those who devise mischief in their hearts. They continually gather themselves together for war. 2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent. Viper's 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 LORD, keep me from the hands of the wicked. Preserve me from the violent men: Who have determined to trip my feet. 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, They have spread the cords of a net by the path. 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 said to the LORD, "You are my God." Listen to the cry of my petitions, LORD. 6 O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.
7 LORD, the Lord, the strength of my yeshu`ah, 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 LORD, don't grant the desires of the wicked. Don't let their evil plans succeed, or they will become proud. 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 who surround 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 thrown into the fire, Into miry pits, from where they never rise. 10 Let burning coals fall upon them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise.
11 An evil speaker won't be established in the eretz. Evil will hunt the violent man to overthrow him. 11 Let slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down men of violence.
12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, And justice for the needy. 12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
13 Surely the righteous will give thanks to your name. The upright will dwell in your presence. 13 Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you.