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Psalm 140 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Deliver me, O Lord, from evildoers; protect me from those who are violent, 1 Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; protect me from men of violence,
2 who plan evil things in their minds and stir up wars continually. 2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
3 They make their tongue sharp as a snake's, and under their lips is the venom of vipers. (Selah) 3 They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent's; the poison of vipers is on their lips. "Selah"
4 Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent who have planned 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 arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net, along the road they have set snares 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 say to the Lord, "You are my God; give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my supplications." 6 O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.
7 O Lord, my Lord, my strong deliverer, 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 their evil plot. (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 who surround me lift up their heads; let the mischief of their lips overwhelm 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! Let them be flung into pits, no more to rise! 10 Let burning coals fall upon them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise.
11 Do not let the slanderer be established in the land; let evil speedily hunt down the violent! 11 Let slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down men of violence.
12 I know that the Lord maintains the cause of the needy, and executes 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 live in your presence. 13 Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you.