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Psalm 140 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O Lord, take me out of the power of the evil man; keep me safe from the violent man: 1 Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; protect me from men of violence,
2 For their hearts are full of evil designs; and they are ever making ready causes of war. 2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
3 Their tongues are sharp like the tongue of a snake; the poison of snakes 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 O Lord, take me out of the hands of sinners; keep me safe from the violent man: for they are designing my downfall. 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 men of pride have put secret cords for my feet; stretching nets in my way, so that they may take me with their tricks. (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 to the Lord, You are my God: give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my prayer. 6 O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.
7 O Lord God, the strength of my salvation, you have been a cover over my head in the day of the fight. 7 O Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer, who shields my head in the day of battle--
8 O Lord, give not the wrongdoer his desire; give him no help in his evil designs, or he may be uplifted in pride. (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 those who come round me, let their heads be covered by the evil of their lips. 9 Let the heads of those who surround me be covered with the trouble their lips have caused.
10 Let burning flames come down on them: let them be put into the fire, and into deep waters, so that they may not get 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 a man of evil tongue be safe on earth: let destruction overtake the violent man with blow on blow. 11 Let slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down men of violence.
12 I am certain that the Lord will take care of the cause of the poor, and of the rights of those who are troubled. 12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
13 Truly, the upright will give praise to your name: the holy will have a place in your house. 13 Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you.