Psalm 140 NIV

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 Rescue me,1 O LORD, from evil men; protect me from men of violence,2

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2 who devise evil plans3 in their hearts and stir up war4 every day.

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3 They make their tongues as sharp as5 a serpent's; the poison of vipers6 is on their lips. "Selah"

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4 Keep me,7 O LORD, from the hands of the wicked;8 protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my feet.

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5 Proud men have hidden a snare9 for me; they have spread out the cords of their net10 and have set traps11 for me along my path. "Selah"

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6 O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God."12 Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.13

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7 O Sovereign LORD,14 my strong deliverer, who shields my head in the day of battle--

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8 do not grant the wicked15 their desires, O LORD; do not let their plans succeed, or they will become proud. "Selah"

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9 Let the heads of those who surround me be covered with the trouble their lips have caused.16

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10 Let burning coals fall upon them; may they be thrown into the fire,17 into miry pits, never to rise.

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11 Let slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down men of violence.18

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12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor19 and upholds the cause20 of the needy.21

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13 Surely the righteous will praise your name22 and the upright will live23 before you.24

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