Psalm 140:1-13 NIV

Psalm 140:1-13 NIV [1] Rescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent, [2] who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day. [3] They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent's; the poison of vipers is on their lips. [4] Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet. [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. [6] I say to the LORD, "You are my God." Hear, LORD, my cry for mercy. [7] Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle. [8] Do not grant the wicked their desires, LORD; do not let their plans succeed. [9] Those who surround me proudly rear their heads; may the mischief of their lips engulf them. [10] May burning coals fall on them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise. [11] May slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down the violent. [12] I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy. [13] Surely the righteous will praise your name, and the upright will live in your presence.

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