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Psalm 140:1 ASV
Deliver me, O Jehovah, from the evil man; Preserve me from the violent man:
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Psalm 140:1 BBE
O Lord, take me out of the power of the evil man; keep me safe from the violent man:
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Psalm 140:1 CEB
Rescue me from evil people, LORD! Guard me from violent people
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Psalm 140:1 CJB
For the leader. A psalm of David: Rescue me, ADONAI, from evil people, protect me from violent people.
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Psalm 140:1 RHE
(139-1) <Unto the end, a psalm of David.> (139-2) Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: rescue me from the unjust man.
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Psalm 140:1 ESV
Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; preserve me from violent men,
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Psalm 140:1 GW
Rescue me from evil people, O LORD. Keep me safe from violent people.
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Psalm 140:1 GNT
Save me, Lord, from evildoers; keep me safe from violent people.
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Psalm 140:1 HNV
<> Deliver me, LORD, from the evil man. Preserve me from the violent man;
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Psalm 140:1 CSB
Rescue me, Lord, from evil men. Keep me safe from violent men
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Psalm 140:1 KJV
Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
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Psalm 140:1 LEB
Rescue me, O Yahweh, from evil men. Preserve me from violent men,
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Psalm 140:1 NAS
Rescue me, O LORD , from evil men; Preserve me from violent men
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Psalm 140:1 NCV
Lord, rescue me from evil people; protect me from cruel people
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Psalm 140:1 NIRV
Lord, save me from sinful men. Keep me safe from those who want to hurt me.
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Psalm 140:1 NIV
Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; protect me from men of violence,
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Psalm 140:1 NKJV
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men,
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Psalm 140:1 NLT
For the choir director: A psalm of David. O LORD, rescue me from evil people. Preserve me from those who are violent,
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Psalm 140:1 NRS
Deliver me, O Lord, from evildoers; protect me from those who are violent,
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Psalm 140:1 RSV
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; preserve me from violent men,
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Psalm 140:1 DBY
{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} Free me, O Jehovah, from the evil man; preserve me from the violent man:
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Psalm 140:1 MSG
God, get me out of here, away from this evil; protect me from these vicious people.
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Psalm 140:1 WBT
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
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Psalm 140:1 TMB
<> Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man; preserve me from the violent man,
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Psalm 140:1 TNIV
Rescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent,
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Psalm 140:1 WEB
<> Deliver me, Yahweh, from the evil man. Preserve me from the violent man;
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Psalm 140:1 WYC
To victory, the psalm of David. Lord, deliver thou me from an evil man; deliver thou me from a wicked man. (To victory, the song of David. Lord, save thou me from evil people; yea, save thou me from violent, or wicked, people.)
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Psalm 140:1 YLT
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O Jehovah, from an evil man, From one of violence Thou keepest me.
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Psalms 140 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 140

David encourages himself in God. (1-7) He prays for, and prophesies the destruction of, his persecutors. (8-13)

Verses 1-7 The more danger appears, the more earnest we should be in prayer to God. All are safe whom the Lord protects. If he be for us, who can be against us? We should especially watch and pray, that the Lord would hold up our goings in his ways, that our footsteps slip not. God is as able to keep his people from secret fraud as from open force; and the experience we have had of his power and care, in dangers of one kind, may encourage us to depend upon him in other dangers.

Verses 8-13 Believers may pray that God would not grant the desires of the wicked, nor further their evil devices. False accusers will bring mischief upon themselves, even the burning coals of Divine vengeance. And surely the righteous shall dwell in God's presence, and give him thanks for evermore. This is true thanksgiving, even thanks-living: this use we should make of all our deliverances, we should serve God the more closely and cheerfully. Those who, though evil spoken of and ill-used by men, are righteous in the sight of God, being justified by the righteousness of Christ, which is imputed to them, and received by faith, as the effect of which, they live soberly and righteously; these give thanks to the Lord, for the righteousness whereby they are made righteous, and for every blessing of grace, and mercy of life.

Psalms 140 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 140

Psalms 140:1-13 . The style of this Psalm resembles those of David in the former part of the book, presenting the usual complaint, prayer, and confident hope of relief.

1. evil man--Which of David's enemies is meant is not important.

2-5. This character of the wicked, and the devices planned against the pious, correspond to Psalms 10:7 , 31:13 , 58:4 , &c.

3. sharpened . . . like a serpent--not like a serpent does, but they are thus like a serpent in cunning and venom.

5. snare [and] net--for threatening dangers (compare Psalms 38:12 , 57:6 ).

6. (Compare Psalms 5:1-12 , 16:2 ).

7. day of battle--literally, "of armor," that is, when using it.

8. (Compare Psalms 37:12 , 66:7 ).
lest they exalt themselves--or, they will be exalted if permitted to prosper.

9. Contrasts his head covered by God ( Psalms 140:7 ) with theirs, or (as "head" may be used for "persons") with them, covered with the results of their wicked deeds ( Psalms 7:16 ).

10. (Compare Psalms 11:6 , 120:4 ).
cast into the fire; into deep pits--figures for utter destruction.

11. an evil speaker--or, "slanderer" will not be tolerated ( Psalms 101:7 ). The last clause may be translated: "an evil (man) He (God) shall hunt," &c.

12. (Compare Psalms 9:4 ).

13. After all changes, the righteous shall have cause for praise. Such
shall dwell--shall sit securely, under God's protection ( Psalms 21:6 , 41:12 ).