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Psalm 140 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For the leader. A psalm of David: Rescue me, ADONAI, from evil people, protect me 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 continually stir up bitter strife. 2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
3 They have made their tongues as sharp as a snake's; viper's venom 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, ADONAI, from the hands of the wicked, protect me from violent people who are trying to trip me up. 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 arrogant hide snares for me; they spread nets by the side of the road, hoping to trap me there. (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 ADONAI, "You are my God; listen, ADONAI, to my plea for mercy." 6 O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.
7 ADONAI, Adonai, my saving strength, my helmet shielding my head in battle, 7 O Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer, who shields my head in the day of battle--
8 ADONAI, don't grant the wicked their wishes; make their plot fail, so they won't grow 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 May the heads of those who surround me be engulfed in the evil they spoke of, themselves. 9 Let the heads of those who surround me be covered with the trouble their lips have caused.
10 May burning coals rain down on them, may they be flung into the fire, flung into deep pits, 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 Let slanderers find no place in the land; let the violent and evil be hunted relentlessly. 11 Let slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down men of violence.
12 I know that ADONAI gives justice to the poor and maintains the rights of the needy. 12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
13 The righteous will surely give thanks to your name; the upright will live in your presence. 13 Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you.