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Psalm 140 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:1 - For the choir director: A psalm of David.

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

Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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