Psalm 140:8 {139:9}
Good News Translation
LORD, don't give the wicked what they want; don't let their plots succeed.

Contemporary English Version
Don't let the wicked succeed in doing what they want, or else they might never stop planning evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

New American Bible
LORD, do not grant the desires of the wicked one; do not let his plot succeed. Selah

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

grant not

Psalm 27:12 Deliver me not over to the will of them that trouble me; for unjust witnesses have risen up against me; and iniquity hath lied to itself.

Psalm 94:20,21 Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment? . . .

2 Samuel 15:31 And it was told David that Achitophel also was in the conspiracy with Absalom, and David said: Infatuate, O Lord, I beseech thee, the counsel of Achitophel.

Job 5:12,13 Who bringeth to nought the designs of the malignant, so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had begun: . . .

lest they exalt themselves.

Deuteronomy 32:27 But for the wrath of the enemies I have deferred it: lest perhaps their enemies might be proud, and should say: Our mighty hand, and not the Lord, hath done all these things.

Context
Rescue Me, O LORD, From Evil Men
7O Lord, Lord, the strength of my salvation: thou hast overshadowed my head in the day of battle. 8Give 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.9The head of them compassing me about: the labour of their lips shall overwhelm them.…
Cross References
Esther 9:25
And afterwards Esther went in to the king, beseeching him that his endeavors might be made void by the king's letters: and the evil that he had intended against the Jews, might return upon his own head. And so both he and his sons were hanged upon gibbets.

Psalm 10:2
Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are caught in the counsels which they devise.

Psalm 10:3
For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed.

Psalm 66:7
Who by his power ruleth for ever: his eyes behold the nations; let not them that provoke him be exalted in themselves.

Psalm 112:10
The wicked shall see, and shall be angry, he shall gnash with his teeth and pine away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Additional Translations
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not promote their evil plans, lest they be exalted. SelahGrant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked; Further not his evil device, lest they exalt themselves. Selah

Deliver me not, O Lord, to the sinner, according to my desire: they have devised mischief against me; forsake me not, lest they should be exalted. Pause.

Grant not, O Jehovah, the desire of the wicked; further not his device: they would exalt themselves. Selah.

Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; further not his evil device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah

Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

Yahweh, don't grant the desires of the wicked. Don't let their evil plans succeed, or they will become proud. Selah.

Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked, His wicked device bring not forth, They are high. Selah.
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