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Psalm 140:2-6 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

I

Deliver me, Lord, from the wicked;
    preserve me from the violent,
From those who plan evil in their hearts,
    who stir up conflicts every day,
[a]Who sharpen their tongue like a serpent,
    venom of asps upon their lips.
Selah

II

Keep me, Lord, from the clutches of the wicked;
    preserve me from the violent,
    who plot to trip me up.
[b]The arrogant have set a trap for me;
    they have spread out ropes for a net,
    laid snares for me by the wayside.
Selah

Footnotes:

  1. 140:4 Similar metaphors for a wicked tongue are used in Ps 52:2; 55:20; 58:3.
  2. 140:6 Have set a trap…have spread out ropes for a net: the same figure, of hunters setting traps, occurs in Ps 9:16; 31:5; 35:7; 64:6, cf. Mt 22:15; Lk 11:54.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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