Psalm 140 TNIV

For the director of music. A psalm of David."

1 Rescue me,1 LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent,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.a

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    • a 140:3 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 5 and 8.
      4 Keep me safe,7 LORD, from the hands of the wicked;8 protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet.

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      5 The arrogant have hidden a snare9 for me; they have spread out the cords of their net10 and have set traps11 for me along my path.

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

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      7 Sovereign LORD,14 my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle.

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      8 Do not grant the wicked15 their desires, LORD; do not let their plans succeed.

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      9 Those who surround me proudly rear their heads; may the mischief of their lips engulf them.16

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

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      11 May slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down the violent.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 name,22 and the upright will live23 in your presence.24

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