Psalm 141:10
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English Standard Version
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by safely.

King James Bible
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.

American Standard Version
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, Whilst that I withal escape.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wicked shall fall in his net: I am alone until I pass.

English Revised Version
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst I escape.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The prayer now begins to be particularized, and that in the first instance as a petition fore the grace of silence, calling to mind old Davidic passages like Psalm 39:2; Psalm 34:14. The situation of David, the betrayed one, requires caution in speaking; and the consciousness of having sinned, not indeed against the rebels, but against God, who would not visit him thus without his deserving it, stood in the way of any outspoken self-vindication. In pone custodiam ori meo שׁמרה is ἅπ. λεγ., after the infinitive form דּבקה, עזבה, עצמה. In Psalm 141:3 דּל is ἅπ. λεγ. for דּלת; cf. "doors of the mouth" in Micah 7:5, and πύλαι στόματος in Euripides. נצּרה might be imper. Kal: keep I pray, with Dag. dirimens as in Proverbs 4:13. But נצר על is not in use; and also as the parallel word to שׁמרה, which likewise has the appearance of being imperative, נצּרה is explicable as regards its pointing by a comparison of יקּהה in Genesis 49:10, דּבּרה in Deuteronomy 33:3, and קרבה in Psalm 73:28. The prayer for the grace of silence is followed in Psalm 141:4 by a prayer for the breaking off of all fellowship with the existing rulers. By a flight of irony they are called אישׁים, lords, in the sense of בּני אישׁ, Psalm 4:3 (cf. the Spanish hidalgos equals hijos d'algo, sons of somebody). The evil thing (רע דּבר, with Pasek between the two ר, as in Numbers 7:13; Deuteronomy 7:1 between the two מ, and in 1 Chronicles 22:3 between the two )ל, to which Jahve may be pleased never to incline his heart (תּט, fut. apoc. Hiph. as in Psalm 27:9), is forthwith more particularly designated: perpetrare facinora maligne cum dominis, etc. עללות of great achievements in the sense of infamous deeds, also occurs in Psalm 14:1; Psalm 99:8. Here, however, we have the Hithpo. התעלל, which, with the accusative of the object עללות, signifies: wilfully to make such actions the object of one's acting (cf. Arab. ta‛allala b-'l-š', to meddle with any matter, to amuse, entertain one's self with a thing). The expression is made to express disgust as strongly as possible; this poet is fond of glaring colouring in his language. In the dependent passage neve eorum vescar cupediis, לחם is used poetically for אכל, and בּ is the partitive Beth, as in Job 21:25. מנעמּים is another hapaxlegomenon, but as being a designation of dainties (from נעם, to be mild, tender, pleasant), it may not have been an unusual word. It is a well-known thing that usurpers revel in the cuisine and cellars of those whom they have driven away.

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the wicked

Psalm 7:15,16 He made a pit, and dig it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made...

Psalm 35:8 Let destruction come on him at unawares; and let his net that he has hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.

Psalm 37:14,15 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy...

Psalm 64:7,8 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded...

Psalm 140:9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.

Proverbs 11:8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked comes in his stead.

escape. Heb. pass over

Cross References
Psalm 7:15
He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made.

Psalm 35:8
Let destruction come upon him when he does not know it! And let the net that he hid ensnare him; let him fall into it--to his destruction!

Psalm 57:6
They set a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down. They dug a pit in my way, but they have fallen into it themselves. Selah

Psalm 124:7
We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped!

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