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Psalm 140 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men, 1 Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; protect me from men of violence,
2 Who plan evil things in their hearts; They continually gather together for war. 2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
3 They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; The poison of asps 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 violent men, Who have purposed to make my steps stumble. 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 hidden a snare for me, and 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 to the Lord: "You are 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, You have 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 Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; Do not further his wicked scheme, Lest they be exalted. 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 who surround me, Let the evil of their 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 a slanderer be established in the earth; Let evil 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 justice for 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 to Your name; The upright shall dwell in Your presence. 13 Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you.