New Living Translation
O LORD, keep me out of the hands of the wicked. Protect me from those who are violent, for they are plotting against me.
King James Bible
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
Darby Bible Translation
Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked man, preserve me from the violent man, who devise to overthrow my steps.
World English Bible
Yahweh, keep me from the hands of the wicked. Preserve me from the violent men who have determined to trip my feet.
Young's Literal Translation
Preserve me, Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked, From one of violence Thou keepest me, Who have devised to overthrow my steps.
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CommentaryPsalm 140:4 Parallel Commentaries
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
2 Samuel 22:49
and delivers me from my enemies. You hold me safe beyond the reach of my enemies; you save me from violent opponents.
These outcasts oppose me to my face. They send me sprawling and lay traps in my path.
Don't let the proud trample me or the wicked push me around.
For strangers are attacking me; violent people are trying to kill me. They care nothing for God. Interlude
My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the clutches of cruel oppressors.
My enemies did their best to kill me, but the LORD rescued me.
For the choir director: A psalm of David. O LORD, rescue me from evil people. Protect me from those who are violent,
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