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Psalm 140:11 ASV
An evil speaker shall not be established in the earth: Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
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Psalm 140:11 BBE
Let not a man of evil tongue be safe on earth: let destruction overtake the violent man with blow on blow.
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Psalm 140:11 CEB
Let no slanderer be safe in the land. Let calamity hunt down violent people—and quickly!
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Psalm 140:11 CJB
Let slanderers find no place in the land; let the violent and evil be hunted relentlessly.
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Psalm 140:11 RHE
(139-12) A man full of tongue shall not be established in the earth: evil shall catch the unjust man unto destruction.
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Psalm 140:11 ESV
Let not the slanderer be established in the land; let evil hunt down the violent man speedily!
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Psalm 140:11 GW
Do not let slanderers prosper on earth. Let evil hunt down violent people with one blow after another.
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Psalm 140:11 GNT
May those who accuse others falsely not succeed; may evil overtake violent people and destroy them.
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Psalm 140:11 HNV
An evil speaker won't be established in the eretz. Evil will hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
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Psalm 140:11 CSB
Do not let a slanderer stay in the land. Let evil relentlessly hunt down a violent man.
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Psalm 140:11 KJV
Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
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Psalm 140:11 LEB
Do not let a {slanderer} be established in the land; as for [the] man of violence, let evil hunt him quickly.
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Psalm 140:11 NAS
"May a slanderer not be established in the earth; May evil hunt the violent man speedily."
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Psalm 140:11 NCV
Don't let liars settle in the land. Let evil quickly hunt down cruel people.
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Psalm 140:11 NIRV
Don't let men who tell lies about me settle down in the land. May trouble hunt down those who want to hurt me.
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Psalm 140:11 NIV
Let slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down men of violence.
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Psalm 140:11 NKJV
Let not a slanderer be established in the earth; Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him."
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Psalm 140:11 NLT
Don't let liars prosper here in our land. Cause disaster to fall with great force on the violent.
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Psalm 140:11 NRS
Do not let the slanderer be established in the land; let evil speedily hunt down the violent!
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Psalm 140:11 RSV
Let not the slanderer be established in the land; let evil hunt down the violent man speedily!
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Psalm 140:11 DBY
Let not the man of [evil] tongue be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the man of violence to [his] ruin.
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Psalm 140:11 MSG
These loudmouths - don't let them be taken seriously; These savages - let the Devil hunt them down!
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Psalm 140:11 WBT
Let not an evil speaker be established on the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow [him].
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Psalm 140:11 TMB
Let not an evil speaker be established on the earth; evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him."
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Psalm 140:11 TNIV
May slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down the violent.
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Psalm 140:11 WEB
An evil speaker won't be established in the earth. Evil will hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
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Psalm 140:11 WYC
A man that is a great jangler shall not be (well-) directed in earth (A man who is a great gossip, or a slanderer, shall not be successful in the world); evils shall take an unjust man in(to) perishing.
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Psalm 140:11 YLT
A talkative man is not established in the earth, One of violence -- evil hunteth to overflowing.
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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 ).