11 “May a [a]slanderer not be established in the earth;
(A)May evil hunt the violent man [b]speedily.”

12 I know that the Lord will (B)maintain the cause of the afflicted
And (C)justice for the poor.
13 Surely the (D)righteous will give thanks to Your name;
The (E)upright will dwell in Your presence.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 140:11 Lit man of tongue
  2. Psalm 140:11 Lit thrust upon thrust

11 May slanderers not be established in the land;
    may disaster hunt down the violent.(A)

12 I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor(B)
    and upholds the cause(C) of the needy.(D)
13 Surely the righteous will praise your name,(E)
    and the upright will live(F) in your presence.(G)

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11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

12 I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

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