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Psalm 140 TNIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Rescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent, 1 Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; protect me from men of violence,
2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day. 2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
3 They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent's; the poison of vipers is on their lips. 3 They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent's; the poison of vipers is on their lips. "Selah"
4 Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip 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 The arrogant have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path. 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." Hear, LORD, my cry for mercy. 6 O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.
7 Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer, you shield 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 the wicked their desires, LORD; do not let their plans succeed. 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 proudly rear their heads; may the mischief of their lips engulf them. 9 Let the heads of those who surround me be covered with the trouble their lips have caused.
10 May burning coals fall on them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise. 10 Let burning coals fall upon them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise.
11 May slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster 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 secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy. 12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
13 Surely the righteous will praise your name, and the upright will live in your presence. 13 Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you.