Psalm 140 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To the choirmaster. 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 heart, 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 serpent's, and under their lips is the poison 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; preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet. 4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my feet.
5 Arrogant men have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net, by the wayside 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, Thou art my God; give ear to 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 LORD, my Lord, my strong deliverer, thou hast 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 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further his 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 head, 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 upon them! Let them be cast 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 Let not the slanderer be established in the land; let evil hunt down the violent man speedily! 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 afflicted, and executes justice for the needy. 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 thy name; the upright shall dwell in thy presence. 13 Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you.