Psalm 140 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, save me from sinful men. Keep me safe from those who want to hurt me. 1 Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; protect me from men of violence,
2 They make evil plans in their hearts. They are always starting fights. 2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
3 Their tongues are as deadly as the tongue of a serpent. The words from their lips are like the poison of a snake. "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 out of the hands of sinful people. Keep me safe from men who want to hurt me. They plan to trip me up and make me fall. 4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my feet.
5 Proud people have hidden their traps to catch me. They have spread out their nets. They have set traps for me along my path. "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 Lord, I say to you, "You are my God." Lord, hear my cry for your favor. 6 O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.
7 LORD and King, you save me because you are strong. You are like a shield that keeps me safe 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 give sinners what they want. Don't let their plans succeed. If you do, 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 Those who are all around me have caused me trouble by what their lips have said. Let that trouble fall on their own heads. 9 Let the heads of those who surround me be covered with the trouble their lips have caused.
10 Let burning coals fall on people like that. May they be thrown into the fire. May they be thrown into muddy pits and never get out. 10 Let burning coals fall upon them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise.
11 Don't let men who tell lies about me settle down in the land. May trouble hunt down those who want to hurt me. 11 Let slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down men of violence.
12 I know that the LORD makes sure that poor people are treated fairly. He stands up for those who are in need. 12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
13 I'm sure that those who do right will praise your name. Those who are honest will live with you. 13 Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you.