Psalm 140:9
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New International Version
Those who surround me proudly rear their heads; may the mischief of their lips engulf them.

New Living Translation
Let my enemies be destroyed by the very evil they have planned for me.

English Standard Version
As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them!

New American Standard Bible
"As for the head of those who surround me, May the mischief of their lips cover them.

King James Bible
As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When those who surround me rise up, may the trouble their lips cause overwhelm them.

International Standard Version
May those who surround me discover that the trouble they talk about falls on their own head!

NET Bible
As for the heads of those who surround me--may the harm done by their lips overwhelm them!

New Heart English Bible
As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“The evil of their lips will cover them.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let the heads of those who surround me be covered with their own threats.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As for the head of those that compass me about, Let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

New American Standard 1977
“As for the head of those who surround me,
            May the mischief of their lips cover them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As for the head of those that compass me about, let the perversion of their own lips cover them.

King James 2000 Bible
As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

American King James Version
As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

American Standard Version
As for the head of those that compass me about, Let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The head of them compassing me about: the labour of their lips shall overwhelm them.

Darby Bible Translation
[As for] the head of those that encompass me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

English Revised Version
As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Webster's Bible Translation
As for the head of those that encompass me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

World English Bible
As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Young's Literal Translation
The chief of my surrounders, The perverseness of their lips covereth them.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
140:8-13 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.
Study Bible
Deliver Me, O Lord, from the Evil Man
8"Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; Do not promote his evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah. 9"As for the head of those who surround me, May the mischief of their lips cover them. 10"May burning coals fall upon them; May they be cast into the fire, Into deep pits from which they cannot rise.…
Cross References
Psalm 7:16
His mischief will return upon his own head, And his violence will descend upon his own pate.

Psalm 94:23
He has brought back their wickedness upon them And will destroy them in their evil; The LORD our God will destroy them.

Proverbs 18:7
A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
Treasury of Scripture

As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

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Psalm 7:16 His mischief shall return on his own head, and his violent dealing …

Psalm 64:8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall on themselves: all that …

Psalm 94:23 And he shall bring on them their own iniquity, and shall cut them …

Esther 5:14 Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends to him, Let a gallows …

Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. …

Proverbs 10:6,11 Blessings are on the head of the just: but violence covers the mouth …

Proverbs 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just …

Proverbs 18:7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

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