Psalm 140:1-13 NLT

Psalm 140:1-13 NLT [1] O LORD, rescue me from evil people. Protect me from those who are violent, [2] those who plot evil in their hearts and stir up trouble all day long. [3] Their tongues sting like a snake; the venom of a viper drips from their lips. Interlude [4] O LORD, keep me out of the hands of the wicked. Protect me from those who are violent, for they are plotting against me. [5] The proud have set a trap to catch me; they have stretched out a net; they have placed traps all along the way. Interlude [6] I said to the LORD, "You are my God!" Listen, O LORD, to my cries for mercy! [7] O Sovereign LORD, the strong one who rescued me, you protected me on the day of battle. [8] LORD, do not let evil people have their way. Do not let their evil schemes succeed, or they will become proud. Interlude [9] Let my enemies be destroyed by the very evil they have planned for me. [10] Let burning coals fall down on their heads. Let them be thrown into the fire or into watery pits from which they can't escape. [11] Don't let liars prosper here in our land. Cause great disasters to fall on the violent. [12] But I know the LORD will help those they persecute; he will give justice to the poor. [13] Surely righteous people are praising your name; the godly will live in your presence.

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