you destroy those who tell lies.(A)
The bloodthirsty and deceitful
    you, Lord, detest.

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Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
    their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;(A)
    with their tongues they tell lies.(B)

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Psalm 43[a]

Vindicate me, my God,
    and plead my cause(A)
    against an unfaithful nation.
Rescue me(B) from those who are
    deceitful and wicked.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 43:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.

whose mouths are full of lies,(A)
    whose right hands(B) are deceitful.(C)

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11 deliver me;
    rescue me(A) from the hands of foreigners(B)
whose mouths are full of lies,(C)
    whose right hands are deceitful.(D)

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20 Such a person feeds on ashes;(A) a deluded(B) heart misleads him;
    he cannot save himself, or say,
    “Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?(C)

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