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Compare Translations for Psalm 140:10

Psalm 140:10 ASV
Let burning coals fall upon them: Let them be cast into the fire, Into deep pits, whence they shall not rise.
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Psalm 140:10 BBE
Let burning flames come down on them: let them be put into the fire, and into deep waters, so that they may not get up again.
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Psalm 140:10 CEB
Let burning coals fall on them! Let them fall into deep pits and never get out again!
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Psalm 140:10 CJB
May burning coals rain down on them, may they be flung into the fire, flung into deep pits, never to rise again.
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Psalm 140:10 RHE
(139-11) Burning coals shall fall upon them; thou wilt cast them down into the fire: in miseries they shall not be able to stand.
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Psalm 140:10 ESV
Let burning coals fall upon them! Let them be cast into fire, into miry pits, no more to rise!
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Psalm 140:10 GW
Let burning coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into a pit, never to rise again.
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Psalm 140:10 GNT
May red-hot coals fall on them; may they be thrown into a pit and never get out.
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Psalm 140:10 HNV
Let burning coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into the fire, Into miry pits, from where they never rise.
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Psalm 140:10 CSB
Let hot coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into the fire, into the abyss, never again to rise.
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Psalm 140:10 KJV
Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again .
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Psalm 140:10 LEB
Let burning coals fall on them; let them be dropped into the fire, into bottomless pits [from which] they cannot rise.
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Psalm 140:10 NAS
"May burning coals fall upon them; May they be cast into the fire, Into deep pits from which they cannot rise.
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Psalm 140:10 NCV
Let burning coals fall on them. Throw them into the fire or into pits from which they cannot escape.
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Psalm 140:10 NIRV
Let burning coals fall on people like that. May they be thrown into the fire. May they be thrown into muddy pits and never get out.
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Psalm 140:10 NIV
Let burning coals fall upon them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise.
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Psalm 140:10 NKJV
Let burning coals fall upon them; Let them be cast into the fire, Into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
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Psalm 140:10 NLT
Let burning coals fall down on their heads, or throw them into the fire, or into deep pits from which they can't escape.
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Psalm 140:10 NRS
Let burning coals fall on them! Let them be flung into pits, no more to rise!
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Psalm 140:10 RSV
Let burning coals fall upon them! Let them be cast into pits, no more to rise!
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Psalm 140:10 DBY
Let burning coals fall on them; let them be cast into the fire; into deep waters, that they rise not up again.
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Psalm 140:10 MSG
Let God pile hellfire on them, let him bury them alive in crevasses!
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Psalm 140:10 WBT
Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not again.
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Psalm 140:10 TMB
Let burning coals fall upon them; let them be cast into the fire, into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
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Psalm 140:10 TNIV
May burning coals fall on them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise.
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Psalm 140:10 WEB
Let burning coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into the fire, Into miry pits, from where they never rise.
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Psalm 140:10 WYC
Coals shall fall on them, thou shalt cast them down into fire; in(to) wretchednesses (where) they shall not (be able to) stand. (Let burning coals fall upon them, and be they thrown down into the fire; yea, into a wretchedness from which they shall never be able to escape.)
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Psalm 140:10 YLT
They cause to fall on themselves burning coals, Into fire He doth cast them, Into deep pits -- they arise not.
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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 ).