140 Lord, rescue me from evil people; protect me from ·cruel [violent] people 2 who ·make evil plans [L consider evil in their hearts], who ·always start fights [L every day stir up war; Prov. 15:18; 29:22]. 3 They make their tongues sharp as a snake’s; ·their words are like snake poison [L the venom of vipers is under their lips; Rom. 3:13]. ·Selah[Interlude]
4 Lord, ·guard [keep] me from the ·power [L hand] of wicked people; protect me from ·cruel [violent] people who plan ·to trip me up [my downfall]. 5 The ·proud [arrogant] hid a trap for me. They spread out a net [L with cords] beside the road; they set ·traps [snares] for me. ·Selah[Interlude]
6 I said to the Lord, “You are my God.” Lord, ·listen [L give ear] to my prayer ·for help [of supplication]. 7 Lord God, my ·mighty [strong] ·savior [victor], you ·protect me in [L cover my head in the day of] battle. 8 Lord, do not give the wicked what they ·want [desire]. Don’t let their plans succeed, or they will become ·proud [exalted]. ·Selah[Interlude]
9 Those around me have ·planned trouble [L uplifted heads]. Now let ·it [L the trouble of their lips] come to them. 10 Let burning coals ·fall [rain] on them. ·Throw them [Let them fall] into the fire or into pits from which they cannot ·escape [get up]. 11 Don’t let ·liars [L a tongue-man] ·settle [be established] in the land. Let evil ·quickly [or with blows] hunt down ·cruel [violent] people.
12 I know the Lord will get justice for the poor and will defend the needy in court. 13 ·Good [Righteous] people will ·praise [thank] his name; ·honest [virtuous] people will live in his presence.
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