Psalm 140
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1To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men,1For the music director; a psalm of David. O LORD, rescue me from wicked men! Protect me from violent men,
2Who plan evil things in their hearts; They continually gather together for war.2who plan ways to harm me. All day long they stir up conflict.
3They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; The poison of asps is under their lips. Selah3Their tongues wound like a serpent; a viper's venom is behind their lips. (Selah)
4Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men, Who have purposed to make my steps stumble.4O LORD, shelter me from the power of the wicked! Protect me from violent men, who plan to knock me over.
5The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set traps for me. Selah5Proud men hide a snare for me; evil men spread a net by the path; they set traps for me. (Selah)
6I said to the LORD: “You are my God; Hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.6I say to the LORD, "You are my God." O LORD, pay attention to my plea for mercy!
7O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.7O sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle.
8Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; Do not further his wicked scheme, Lest they be exalted. Selah8O LORD, do not let the wicked have their way! Do not allow their plan to succeed when they attack! (Selah)
9As for the head of those who surround me, Let the evil of their lips cover them;9As for the heads of those who surround me--may the harm done by their lips overwhelm them!
10Let burning coals fall upon them; Let them be cast into the fire, Into deep pits, that they rise not up again.10May he rain down fiery coals upon them! May he throw them into the fire! From bottomless pits they will not escape.
11Let not a slanderer be established in the earth; Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him.11A slanderer will not endure on the earth; calamity will hunt down a violent man and strike him down.
12I know that the LORD will maintain The cause of the afflicted, And justice for the poor.12I know that the LORD defends the cause of the oppressed and vindicates the poor.
13Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; The upright shall dwell in Your presence.13Certainly the godly will give thanks to your name; the morally upright will live in your presence.
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Psalm 139
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