Psalm 140:1
New International Version
For the director of music. A psalm of David. Rescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent,

New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of David. O LORD, rescue me from evil people. Protect me from those who are violent,

English Standard Version
Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; preserve me from violent men,

Berean Study Bible
For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men. Protect me from men of violence,

New 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
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

Christian Standard Bible
Rescue me, LORD, from evil men. Keep me safe from violent men

Contemporary English Version
Rescue me from cruel and violent enemies, LORD!

Good News Translation
Save me, LORD, from evildoers; keep me safe from violent people.

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,

NET Bible
For the music director; a psalm of David. O LORD, rescue me from wicked men! Protect me from violent men,

New Heart English Bible
[For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.] Deliver me, LORD, from the evil man. Preserve me from the violent man;

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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader. A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man; Preserve me from the violent man;

New American Standard 1977
Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man; preserve me from the man of violence.

King James 2000 Bible
Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

American King James Version
Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

American Standard Version
Deliver me, O Jehovah, from the evil man; Preserve me from the violent man:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, a psalm for David. Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: rescue me from the unjust man.

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} Free me, O Jehovah, from the evil man; preserve me from the violent man:

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man; preserve me from the violent man:

Webster's Bible Translation
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

World English Bible
Deliver me, Yahweh, from the evil man. Preserve me from the violent man;

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O Jehovah, from an evil man, From one of violence Thou keepest me.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Rescue Me, O LORD, From Evil Men
1For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men. Protect me from men of violence, 2who devise evil in their hearts and stir up war all day long.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:49
who frees me from my enemies. You exalt me above my foes; You rescue me from violent men.

Psalm 17:13
Arise, O LORD, confront them! Bring them to their knees; deliver me from the wicked by Your sword,

Psalm 18:48
who delivers me from my enemies. You exalt me above my foes; You rescue me from violent men.

Psalm 54:3
For strangers rise up against me, and ruthless men seek my life--men with no regard for God. Selah

Psalm 59:2
Deliver me from workers of iniquity, and save me from men of bloodshed.

Psalm 64:1
Hear, O God, my voice of complaint; preserve my life from dread of the enemy.

Psalm 71:4
Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and ruthless.

Psalm 86:14
The arrogant rise against me, O God; a band of ruthless men seeks my life, with no regard for You.

Psalm 140:4
Guard me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked. Keep me safe from men of violence who scheme to make me stumble.

Psalm 140:11
May no slanderer be established in the land. May calamity hunt down the man of violence.

Treasury of Scripture

Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

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Psalm 59:1-3 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise …

Psalm 71:4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand …

violent man. Heb. man of violences

Psalm 140:4,11 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the …

Psalm 18:48 He delivers me from my enemies: yes, you lift me up above those that …

Habakkuk 1:2,3 O LORD, how long shall I cry, and you will not hear! even cry out …







Lexicon
For the choirmaster.
לַמְנַצֵּ֗חַ (lam·naṣ·ṣê·aḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent

A Psalm
מִזְמ֥וֹר (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

of David.
לְדָוִֽד׃ (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

Rescue me,
חַלְּצֵ֣נִי (ḥal·lə·ṣê·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2502: To pull off, to strip, to depart, to deliver, equip, present, strengthen

O LORD,
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

from evil
רָ֑ע (rā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

men.
מֵאָדָ֣ם (mê·’ā·ḏām)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

Protect me
תִּנְצְרֵֽנִי׃ (tin·ṣə·rê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5341: To watch, guard, keep

from men
מֵאִ֖ישׁ (mê·’îš)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of violence,
חֲמָסִ֣ים (ḥă·mā·sîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2555: Violence, wrong, by meton, unjust gain
(1) Evil man.--The singular of the object in this verse must not lead us to think the psalm is an expression of personal feeling against one enemy, for it is immediately changed to the plural.

Violent man.--See Margin.

Verse 1. - Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man. The prayer is not directed against an individual, but against David's enemies generally. They are "evil" or "wicked" men, and especially "men of violence" (see the next clause, and comp. ver. 4). Preserve me from the violent man; literally, from the man of violences (comp. 2 Samuel 22:49; Psalm 18:48). 140:1-7 The more danger appears, the more earnest we should be in prayer to God. All are safe whom the Lord protects. If he be for us, who can be against us? We should especially watch and pray, that the Lord would hold up our goings in his ways, that our footsteps slip not. God is as able to keep his people from secret fraud as from open force; and the experience we have had of his power and care, in dangers of one kind, may encourage us to depend upon him in other dangers.
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