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Psalm 140 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Prayer for Protection against the Wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:1 - For the music director. A Psalm of David.
Rescue me, LORD, from evil people;
Protect me from violent men
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:2 - Who devise evil things in their hearts;
They continually stir up wars.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:3 - They sharpen their tongues like a snake;
The venom of a viper is under their lips. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:4 - Keep me, LORD, from the hands of the wicked;
Protect me from violent men
Who [fn]intend to [fn]trip up my feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:5 - The proud have hidden a trap for me, and snares;
They have spread a net at the [fn]wayside;
They have set snares for me. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:6 - I said to the LORD, “You are my God;
Listen, LORD, to the sound of my pleadings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:7 - [fn]GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation,
You have covered my head on the day of [fn]battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:8 - “Do not grant, LORD, the desires of the wicked;
Do not bring about his evil planning, so that they are not exalted. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:9 - “As for the head of those who surround me,
May the harm of their lips cover them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:10 - “May burning coals fall upon them;
May they be cast into the fire,
Into bottomless pits from which they cannot rise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:11 - “May a [fn]slanderer not endure on the earth;
May evil hunt a violent person [fn]violently.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:12 - I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted,
And justice for the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:13 - Certainly the righteous will give thanks to Your name;
The upright will dwell in Your presence.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or devise
Lit push
Lit track
Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Lit weapons
Lit man of tongue
Lit blow upon blow

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