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Psalm 140 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, rescue me from evil people; protect me from cruel people 1 Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; protect me from men of violence,
2 who make evil plans, who always start fights. 2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
3 They make their tongues sharp as a snake's; their words are like snake poison.Selah 3 They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent's; the poison of vipers is on their lips. "Selah"
4 Lord, guard me from the power of wicked people; protect me from cruel people who plan 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 proud hid a trap for me. They spread out a net beside the road; they 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." Lord, listen to my prayer for help. 6 O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.
7 Lord God, my mighty savior, you protect me in battle. 7 O Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer, who shields my head in the day of battle--
8 Lord, do not give the wicked what they want. Don't let their 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 Those around me have planned trouble. Now let it come to 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. Throw them into the fire or into pits from which they cannot escape. 10 Let burning coals fall upon them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise.
11 Don't let liars settle in the land. Let evil quickly hunt down cruel people. 11 Let slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down men of violence.
12 I know the Lord will get justice for the poor and will defend the needy in court. 12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
13 Good people will praise his name; honest people will live in his presence. A psalm of David. 13 Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you.