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Psalm 140

RSV 1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; preserve me from violent men, NIV 1 Rescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent, RSV 2 who plan evil things in their heart, and stir up wars continually. NIV 2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day. RSV 3 They make their tongue sharp as a serpent's, and under their lips is the poison of vipers. [Selah] NIV 3 They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent’s; the poison of vipers is on their lips. RSV 4 Guard me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet. NIV 4 Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet. RSV 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] NIV 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. RSV 6 I say to the LORD, Thou art my God; give ear to the voice of my supplications, O LORD! NIV 6 I say to the LORD, “You are my God.” Hear, LORD, my cry for mercy. RSV 7 O LORD, my Lord, my strong deliverer, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle. NIV 7 Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle. RSV 8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further his evil plot! [Selah] NIV 8 Do not grant the wicked their desires, LORD; do not let their plans succeed. RSV 9 Those who surround me lift up their head, let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them! NIV 9 Those who surround me proudly rear their heads; may the mischief of their lips engulf them. RSV 10 Let burning coals fall upon them! Let them be cast into pits, no more to rise! NIV 10 May burning coals fall on them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise. RSV 11 Let not the slanderer be established in the land; let evil hunt down the violent man speedily! NIV 11 May slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down the violent. RSV 12 I know that the LORD maintains the cause of the afflicted, and executes justice for the needy. NIV 12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy. RSV 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to thy name; the upright shall dwell in thy presence. NIV 13 Surely the righteous will praise your name, and the upright will live in your presence.

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