New American Standard Bible

Psalm 140

Prayer for Protection against the Wicked.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

1Rescue me, O Lord, from evil men;
Preserve me from violent men
Who devise evil things in their hearts;
They continually stir up wars.
They sharpen their tongues as a serpent;
Poison of a viper is under their lips. [a]Selah.

Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked;
Preserve me from violent men
Who have [b]purposed to [c]trip up my feet.
The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords;
They have spread a net by the [d]wayside;
They have set snares for me. Selah.

I said to the Lord, “You are my God;
Give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my supplications.
“O [e]God the Lord, the strength of my salvation,
You have covered my head in the day of [f]battle.
“Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;
Do not promote his evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah.

“As for the head of those who surround me,
May the mischief of their lips cover them.
10 “May burning coals fall upon them;
May they be cast into the fire,
Into [g]deep pits from which they cannot rise.
11 “May a [h]slanderer not be established in the earth;
May evil hunt the violent man [i]speedily.”

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

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 140:3 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  2. Psalm 140:4 Or devised
  3. Psalm 140:4 Lit push violently
  4. Psalm 140:5 Lit track
  5. Psalm 140:7 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  6. Psalm 140:7 Lit weapons
  7. Psalm 140:10 Lit watery
  8. Psalm 140:11 Lit man of tongue
  9. Psalm 140:11 Lit thrust upon thrust

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 140

祈求上帝保護

大衛的詩,交給樂長。

1耶和華啊!
求你拯救我脫離惡人,
保護我脫離殘暴之徒。
他們心懷叵測,整天挑撥離間。
他們的言語惡毒如蛇,
嘴唇有蛇的毒液。(細拉)

耶和華啊,
求你使我免遭惡人的毒手,
保護我脫離殘暴之徒。
他們圖謀害我。
傲慢人在我的路上暗設網羅,
佈下圈套,挖了陷阱。(細拉)

耶和華啊,
我說:「你是我的上帝。」
耶和華啊,求你垂聽我的呼求。
主耶和華,我大能的拯救者啊,
在戰爭的日子,你保護我。
耶和華啊,
求你不要讓惡人的願望實現,
不要讓他們的陰謀得逞,
免得他們狂妄自大。(細拉)

願那些圍攻我的人自食惡果。
10 願火炭落在他們身上,
願他們被丟進火裡,
被拋進深坑,不得翻身。
11 願譭謗者在地上無法立足,
願禍患毀滅殘暴之徒。
12 我知道耶和華必為貧窮人伸張正義,
為困苦者伸冤。
13 義人必讚美你的名,
正直人必活在你面前。