Psalm 140:4
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New International Version
Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet.

New Living Translation
O LORD, keep me out of the hands of the wicked. Protect me from those who are violent, for they are plotting against me.

English Standard Version
Guard me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet.

New American Standard Bible
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men Who have purposed to trip up my feet.

King James Bible
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Protect me, LORD, from the clutches of the wicked. Keep me safe from violent men who plan to make me stumble.

International Standard Version
Protect me, LORD, from the control of evil people, from violent men who have planned to trip me.

NET Bible
O LORD, shelter me from the power of the wicked! Protect me from violent men, who plan to knock me over.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Keep me, Lord Jehovah, from the hand of the evil, and keep me from men who are extortionists, who have schemed to overthrow my steps.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Protect me from the hands of wicked people, O LORD. Keep me safe from violent people. They try to trip me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the man of violence, who have purposed to overthrow my steps.

King James 2000 Bible
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my paths.

American King James Version
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

American Standard Version
Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from the violent man: Who have purposed to thrust aside my steps.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Keep me, O Lord, from the hand of the wicked: and from unjust men deliver me. Who have proposed to supplant my steps.

Darby Bible Translation
Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked [man], preserve me from the violent man, who devise to overthrow my steps.

English Revised Version
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man: Who have purposed to thrust aside my steps.

Webster's Bible Translation
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

World English Bible
Yahweh, keep me from the hands of the wicked. Preserve me from the violent men who have determined to trip my feet.

Young's Literal Translation
Preserve me, Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked, From one of violence Thou keepest me, Who have devised to overthrow my steps.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

140:1-7 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man. A repetition of ver. 1 in a modified form. The fact of iteration indicates the extremity of the psalmist's need. Who have purposed to overthrow my goings; i.e. to bring me to destruction (comp. Psalm 17:5).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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 Psalm 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. So Christ's enemies thought to have supplanted him, and have found something against him, to accuse him of to Caesar, Matthew 22:15.



Psalm 140:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Deliver Me, O Lord, from the Evil Man
3They sharpen their tongues as a serpent; Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah. 4Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men Who have purposed to trip up my feet. 5The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set snares for me. Selah.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:49
who sets me free from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from a violent man you rescued me.

Job 30:12
On my right the tribe attacks; they lay snares for my feet, they build their siege ramps against me.

Psalm 36:11
May the foot of the proud not come against me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.

Psalm 54:3
Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me-- people without regard for God.

Psalm 71:4
Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.

Psalm 118:13
I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.

Psalm 140:1
For the director of music. A psalm of David. Rescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent,
Treasury of Scripture

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Psalm 140:1 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

overthrow

Psalm 17:5 Hold up my goings in your paths, that my footsteps slip not.

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