KJV LexiconTo the chief Musician
to glitter from afar, i.e. to be eminent (as a superintendent, especially of the Temple services and its music)
instrumental music; by implication, a poem set to notes -- psalm.
loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse -- David.
to pull off; hence (intensively) to strip, (reflex.) to depart; by implication, to deliver, equip (for fight); present, strengthen
me O LORD
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
from the evil
bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral)one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. (Incl. feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.).
ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) -- another, + hypocrite, + common sort, low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
to guard, in a good sense (to protect, maintain, obey, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal, etc.)
me from the violent
violence; by implication, wrong; by meton. unjust gain -- cruel(-ty), damage, false, injustice, oppressor, unrighteous, violence (against, done), violent (dealing), wrong.
a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation)
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men
King James Bible
Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. Rescue me, LORD, from evil men. Keep me safe from violent men
International Standard Version
Deliver me, LORD, from evil people, preserve me from violent men,
For the music director; a psalm of David. O LORD, rescue me from wicked men! Protect me from violent men,
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Save me, Lord Jehovah, from the evil man, and keep me from evil men.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir leader; a psalm by David.] Rescue me from evil people, O LORD. Keep me safe from violent people.
King James 2000 Bible
Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
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