English Standard Version
Let not the slanderer be established in the land; let evil hunt down the violent man speedily!
King James Bible
Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
American Standard Version
An evil speaker shall not be established in the earth: Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
A man full of tongue shall not be established in the earth: evil shall catch the unjust man unto destruction.
English Revised Version
An evil speaker shall not be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
Webster's Bible Translation
Let not an evil speaker be established on the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
Psalm 140:11 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The course of this second strophe is exactly parallel with the first. The perfects describe their conduct hitherto, as a comparison of Psalm 140:3 with Psalm 140:3 shows. פּעמים is poetically equivalent to רגלים, and signifies both the foot that steps (Psalm 57:5; Psalm 58:11) and the step that is made by the foot (Psalm 85:14; Psalm 119:133), and here the two senses are undistinguishable. They are called גּאים on account of the inordinate ambition that infatuates them. The metaphors taken from the life of the hunter (Psalm 141:9; Psalm 142:4) are here brought together as it were into a body of synonyms. The meaning of ליד־מעגּל becomes explicable from Psalm 142:4; ליד, at hand, is equivalent to "immediately beside" (1 Chronicles 18:17; Nehemiah 11:24). Close by the path along which he has to pass, lie gins ready to spring together and ensnare him when he appears.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
let not. etc., or, let not an evil speaker a wicked man of violence be established in the earth; let him be hunted to his overthrow.
an evil speaker. Heb. a man of tongue
His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends.
Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call his wickedness to account till you find none.
Affliction will slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
He will bring back on them their iniquity and wipe them out for their wickedness; the LORD our God will wipe them out.
Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; preserve me from violent men,
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