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Psalm 140:8 ASV
Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked; Further not his evil device, [lest] they exalt themselves. [Selah
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Psalm 140:8 BBE
O Lord, give not the wrongdoer his desire; give him no help in his evil designs, or he may be uplifted in pride. (Selah.)
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Psalm 140:8 CEB
LORD, don't give the wicked what they want! Don't allow their plans to succeed, or they'll exalt themselves even more! Selah
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Psalm 140:8 CJB
ADONAI, don't grant the wicked their wishes; make their plot fail, so they won't grow proud. (Selah)
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Psalm 140:8 RHE
(139-9) Give me not up, O Lord, from my desire to the wicked: they have plotted against me; do not thou forsake me, lest they should triumph.
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Psalm 140:8 ESV
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further their evil plot, or they will be exalted! Selah
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Psalm 140:8 GW
O LORD, do not give wicked people what they want. Do not let their evil plans succeed, [or] they will become arrogant. Selah
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Psalm 140:8 GNT
Lord, don't give the wicked what they want; don't let their plots succeed.
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Psalm 140:8 HNV
LORD, don't grant the desires of the wicked. Don't let their evil plans succeed, or they will become proud. Selah.
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Psalm 140:8 CSB
Lord, do not grant the desires of the wicked; do not let them achieve their goals. [Otherwise,] they will become proud. Selah
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Psalm 140:8 KJV
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
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Psalm 140:8 LEB
Do not grant, O Yahweh, [the] desires of [the] wicked. Do not allow [them] to attain their plan, lest they be exalted. Selah
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Psalm 140:8 NAS
"Do not grant, O LORD , the desires of the wicked; Do not promote his evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah.
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Psalm 140:8 NCV
Lord, do not give the wicked what they want. Don't let their plans succeed, or they will become proud.Selah
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Psalm 140:8 NIRV
Lord, don't give sinners what they want. Don't let their plans succeed. If you do, they will become proud. "Selah"
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Psalm 140:8 NIV
do not grant the wicked their desires, O LORD; do not let their plans succeed, or they will become proud. "Selah"
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Psalm 140:8 NKJV
Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; Do not further his wicked scheme, Lest they be exalted. Selah
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Psalm 140:8 NLT
LORD, do not give in to their evil desires. Do not let their evil schemes succeed, O God. Interlude
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Psalm 140:8 NRS
Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; do not further their evil plot. (Selah)
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Psalm 140:8 RSV
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further his evil plot! [Selah]
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Psalm 140:8 DBY
Grant not, O Jehovah, the desire of the wicked; further not his device: they would exalt themselves. Selah.
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Psalm 140:8 MSG
Don't let the wicked have their way, God, don't give them an inch!"
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Psalm 140:8 WBT
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; [lest] they exalt themselves. Selah.
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Psalm 140:8 TMB
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; further not his wicked device, lest they exalt themselves. Selah
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Psalm 140:8 TNIV
Do not grant the wicked their desires, LORD; do not let their plans succeed.
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Psalm 140:8 WEB
Yahweh, don't grant the desires of the wicked. Don't let their evil plans succeed, or they will become proud. Selah.
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Psalm 140:8 WYC
Lord, betake thou not me from my desire to the sinner; they thought against me, forsake thou not me, lest peradventure they be enhanced. (Lord, do not thou deliver me unto the desires of the sinners; they have planned to harm me, so abandon thou me not, lest they gain an advantage over me.)
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Psalm 140:8 YLT
Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked, His wicked device bring not forth, They are high. Selah.
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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 ).