Psalm 140
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Deliver Me, O Lord, From the Evil Man

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1For the director of music. A psalm of David. Rescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent,1Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; preserve me from violent men,1For the choir director. A Psalm of David. Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men1To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;1For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. Rescue me, LORD, from evil men. Keep me safe from violent men
2who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.2who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually.2Who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up wars.2Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.2who plan evil in their hearts. They stir up wars all day long.
3They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent's; the poison of vipers is on their lips.3They make their tongue sharp as a serpent’s, and under their lips is the venom of asps. Selah3They sharpen their tongues as a serpent; Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah.3They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.3They make their tongues as sharp as a snake's bite; viper's venom is under their lips. Selah
4Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet.4Guard me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet.4Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men Who have purposed to trip up my feet.4Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.4Protect me, LORD, from the clutches of the wicked. Keep me safe from violent men who plan to make me stumble.
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5The 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.5The arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net; beside the way they have set snares for me. Selah5The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set snares for me. Selah.5The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.5The proud hide a trap with ropes for me; they spread a net along the path and set snares for me. Selah
6I say to the LORD, "You are my God." Hear, LORD, my cry for mercy.6I say to the LORD, You are my God; give ear to the voice of my pleas for mercy, O LORD!6I said to the LORD, "You are my God; Give ear, O LORD, to the voice of my supplications.6I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.6I say to the LORD, "You are my God." Listen, LORD, to my cry for help.
7Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle.7O LORD, my Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.7"O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.7O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.7Lord GOD, my strong Savior, You shield my head on the day of battle.
8Do not grant the wicked their desires, LORD; do not let their plans succeed.8Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further their evil plot, or they will be exalted! Selah8"Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; Do not promote his evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah.8Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.8 LORD, do not grant the desires of the wicked; do not let them achieve their goals. Otherwise, they will become proud. Selah
9Those who surround me proudly rear their heads; may the mischief of their lips engulf them.9As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them!9"As for the head of those who surround me, May the mischief of their lips cover them.9As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.9When those who surround me rise up, may the trouble their lips cause overwhelm them.
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10May burning coals fall on them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise.10Let burning coals fall upon them! Let them be cast into fire, into miry pits, no more to rise!10"May burning coals fall upon them; May they be cast into the fire, Into deep pits from which they cannot rise.10Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.10Let hot coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into the fire, into the abyss, never again to rise.
11May slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down the violent.11Let not the slanderer be established in the land; let evil hunt down the violent man speedily!11"May a slanderer not be established in the earth; May evil hunt the violent man speedily."11Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.11Do not let a slanderer stay in the land. Let evil relentlessly hunt down a violent man.
12I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.12I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.12I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted And justice for the poor.12I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.12I know that the LORD upholds the just cause of the poor, justice for the needy.
13Surely the righteous will praise your name, and the upright will live in your presence.13Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name; the upright shall dwell in your presence.13Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name; The upright will dwell in Your presence.13Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.13Surely the righteous will praise Your name; the upright will live in Your presence.



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