Psalm 140



Prayer For Rescue

1 Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men

1 {To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

1 Rescue me, Lord, from evil men. Keep me safe from violent men

1 Deliver me, LORD, from evil people, preserve me from violent men,

1 Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; preserve me from violent men;

2 Who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up wars.

2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

2 who plan evil in their hearts. They stir up wars all day long.

2 who craft evil plans in their minds, inciting wars every day.

2 They devise mischiefs in their heart; continually they gather together and stir up wars.

3 They sharpen their tongues as a serpent; Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah.

3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

3 They make their tongues as sharp as a snake's bite; viper's venom is under their lips. Selah

3 They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; the venom of vipers is on their lips. Interlude

3 They sharpen their tongues like a serpent's; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men Who have purposed to trip up my feet.

4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

4 Protect me, Lord, from the clutches of the wicked. Keep me safe from violent men who plan to make me stumble.

4 Protect me, LORD, from the control of evil people, from violent men who have planned to trip me.

4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent men who have purposed to thrust aside my steps.

5 The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set snares for me. Selah.

5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

5 The proud hide a trap with ropes for me; they spread a net along the path and set snares for me. Selah

5 The arrogant have laid a trap for me; they have spread a net with ropes, lining it with snares along the way. Interlude

5 The proud have hidden a snare for me; they have spread cords as a net by the wayside, they have set traps for me. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

6 I said to the LORD, "You are my God; Give ear, O LORD, to the voice of my supplications.

6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.

6 I say to the Lord, "You are my God." Listen, Lord, to my cry for help.

6 So I say to the LORD, "You are my God; listen to my voice as I plead for mercy, LORD.

6 I said to the Lord, You are my God; give ear to the voice of my supplications, O Lord.

7 "O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.

7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

7 Lord God , my strong Savior, You shield my head on the day of battle.

7 LORD, my Lord, my strong deliverer, you have protected my head in the time of battle.

7 O God the Lord, the Strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.

8 "Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; Do not promote his evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah.

8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

8 Lord, do not grant the desires of the wicked; do not let them achieve their goals. [Otherwise,] they will become proud. Selah

8 Never grant, LORD, the desires of the wicked; never condone their plans so they cannot exalt themselves. Interlude

8 Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; further not their wicked plot and device, lest they exalt themselves. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

9 "As for the head of those who surround me, May the mischief of their lips cover them.

9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

9 As for the heads of those who surround me, let the trouble their lips cause overwhelm [them].

9 May those who surround me discover that the trouble they talk about falls on their own head!

9 Those who are fencing me in raise their heads; may the mischief of their own lips and the very things they desire for me come upon them.

10 "May burning coals fall upon them; May they be cast into the fire, Into deep pits from which they cannot rise.

10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

10 Let hot coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into the fire, into the abyss, never again to rise.

10 May burning coals fall on them; may they be cast into fire, and into miry pits, never to rise again.

10 Let burning coals fall upon them; let them be cast into the fire, into floods of water or deep water pits, from which they shall not rise.

11 "May a slanderer not be established in the earth; May evil hunt the violent man speedily."

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

11 Do not let a slanderer stay in the land. Let evil relentlessly hunt down a violent man.

11 Let not the slanderer become established in the land. May evil quickly hunt down the violent man.

11 Let not a man of slanderous tongue be established in the earth; let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him [let calamity follow his evildoings].

12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted And justice for the poor.

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

12 I know that the Lord upholds the just cause of the poor, justice for the needy.

12 I know that the LORD will act on behalf of the tormented, providing justice for the needy.

12 I know and rest in confidence upon it that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will secure justice for the poor and needy [of His believing children].

13 Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name; The upright will dwell in Your presence.

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

13 Surely the righteous will praise Your name; the upright will live in Your presence.

13 Surely the righteous will give thanks to your name, while the upright live in your presence. A Davidic Song

13 Surely the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall give thanks to Your name; the upright shall dwell in Your presence (before Your very face).



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