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Passage Lookup: Psalms 140

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Psalms 140:1
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For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Rescue me,(a) Lord , from evildoers; protect me from the violent,(b)
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Psalms 140:2
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who devise evil plans(c) in their hearts and stir up war(d) every day.
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Psalms 140:3
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They make their tongues as sharp as(e) a serpent's; the poison of vipers(f) is on their lips.[b]
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Psalms 140:4
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Keep me safe,(g) Lord , from the hands of the wicked;(h) protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet.
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Psalms 140:5
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The arrogant have hidden a snare(i) for me; they have spread out the cords of their net(j) and have set traps(k) for me along my path.
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Psalms 140:6
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I say to the Lord , "You are my God."(l) Hear, Lord , my cry for mercy.(m)
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Psalms 140:7
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Sovereign Lord ,(n) my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle.
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Psalms 140:8
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Do not grant the wicked(o) their desires, Lord ; do not let their plans succeed.
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Psalms 140:9
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Those who surround me proudly rear their heads; may the mischief of their lips engulf them.(p)
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Psalms 140:10
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May burning coals fall on them; may they be thrown into the fire,(q) into miry pits, never to rise.
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Psalms 140:11
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May slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down the violent.(r)
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Psalms 140:12
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I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor(s) and upholds the cause(t) of the needy.(u)
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Psalms 140:13
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Surely the righteous will praise your name,(v) and the upright will live(w) in your presence.(x)
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