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Psalm 140 TMB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 <> Deliver me, O 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 who imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered 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; 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 LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man, who has purposed to overthrow my goings. 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 hid a snare for me, and with cords they have spread a net by the wayside; 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 unto the LORD, "Thou art my God; hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD. 6 O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.
7 O GOD the Lord, 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 LORD, the desires of the wicked; further not his wicked device, lest they 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 compass me about, 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 upon them; let them be cast into the fire, into deep pits, 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 an evil speaker be established on the earth; evil shall 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 the right of the poor. 12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
13 Surely 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.