Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked
From falling into their hands, and the weight of them}; and from their laying hands on him, being men of power and authority;
preserve me from the violent man:
or men, everyone of them; (See Gill on Psalms 140:1);
who have purposed to overthrow my goings:
to supplant him; to cause him to stumble and fall, to his disgrace and reproach; and that they might take an advantage of him, and an occasion against him. Arama interprets it, to drive me out of the land of Israel; see ( 1 Samuel 26:1 1 Samuel 26:9 ) . So Christ's enemies thought to have supplanted him, and have found something against him, to accuse him of to Caesar, ( Matthew 22:15-22 ) .