Psalm 140:11
New International Version
May slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down the violent.

New Living Translation
Don’t let liars prosper here in our land. Cause great disasters to fall on the violent.

English Standard Version
Let not the slanderer be established in the land; let evil hunt down the violent man speedily!

Berean Study Bible
May no slanderer be established in the land; may calamity hunt down the man of violence.

King James Bible
Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

New King James Version
Let not a slanderer be established in the earth; Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

New American Standard Bible
“May a slanderer not endure on the earth; May evil hunt a violent person violently.”

NASB 1995
"May a slanderer not be established in the earth; May evil hunt the violent man speedily."

NASB 1977
“May a slanderer not be established in the earth; May evil hunt the violent man speedily.”

Amplified Bible
“Do not let a slanderer be established in the earth; Let evil quickly hunt the violent man [to overthrow him and stop his evil acts].”

Christian Standard Bible
Do not let a slanderer stay in the land. Let evil relentlessly hunt down a violent man.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not let a slanderer stay in the land. Let evil relentlessly hunt down a violent man.

American Standard Version
An evil speaker shall not be established in the earth: Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A talkative man will not be established in the earth and evil will hunt the evil man to destruction.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A talkative man shall not prosper on the earth: evils shall hunt the unrighteous man to destruction.

Contemporary English Version
Chase those cruel liars away! Let trouble hunt them down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Good News Translation
May those who accuse others falsely not succeed; may evil overtake violent people and destroy them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not let slanderers prosper on earth. Let evil hunt down violent people with one blow after another.

International Standard Version
Let not the slanderer become established in the land. May evil quickly hunt down the violent man.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A slanderer shall not be established in the earth; The violent and evil man shall be hunted with thrust upon thrust.

Literal Standard Version
A talkative man is not established in the earth, "" One of violence—evil hunts to overflowing.

NET Bible
A slanderer will not endure on the earth; calamity will hunt down a violent man and strike him down.

New Heart English Bible
An evil speaker won't be established in the earth. Evil will hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

World English Bible
An evil speaker won't be established in the earth. Evil will hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

Young's Literal Translation
A talkative man is not established in the earth, One of violence -- evil hunteth to overflowing.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rescue Me, O LORD, From Evil Men
10May burning coals fall on them; may they be thrown into the fire, into the miry pits, never to rise again. 11May no slanderer be established in the land; may calamity hunt down the man of violence. 12I know that the LORD upholds justice for the poor and defends the cause of the needy.…

Cross References
Psalm 7:16
His trouble recoils on himself, and his violence falls on his own head.

Psalm 10:15
Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call him to account for his wickedness until none is left to be found.

Psalm 34:21
Evil will slay the wicked, and the haters of the righteous will be condemned.

Psalm 94:23
He will bring upon them their own iniquity and destroy them for their wickedness. The LORD our God will destroy them.

Psalm 140:1
Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men. Protect me from men of violence,


Treasury of Scripture

Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

let not.

an evil speaker.

Psalm 12:3,4
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: …

Proverbs 6:17
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 12:13
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

evil

Psalm 7:14-16
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood…

Psalm 9:16
The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

Psalm 34:21
Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.









(11) An evil speaker.--Literally, as in LXX. and Vulg., a man of tongue; (Comp. Ecclesiasticus 8:3; Job 11:2.) margin," man of lips." It is hardly possible to resist the suggestion that some particular person, noted for the loudness or violence of his speech, was intended.

Evil shall hunt . . .--Comp. Proverbs 13:21 and Horace, Odes iii. 2, Conington's translation:

"Though vengeance halt, she seldom leaves

The wretch whose flying step she hounds.'

To overthrow.--The Hebrew is a noun, formed from a root meaning "to thrust," and literally means either to destruction or with hasty pursuit. Some render "with successive thrusts;" but this is hardly a hunting figure.

Verse 11. - Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth; literally, a man of tongue shall not be established is the land - a man, i.e., of pretence and seeming, who talks grandly, but effects nothing. Such a one shall not obtain permanent establishment as a power in the land. Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him; literally, to destructions - a plural of completeness.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
May no slanderer
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

be established
יִכּ֪וֹן (yik·kō·wn)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

in the land.
בָּ֫אָ֥רֶץ (bā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

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

hunt down
יְ֝צוּדֶ֗נּוּ (yə·ṣū·ḏen·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6679: To lie alongside, to catch an animal, to victual

the man
אִישׁ־ (’îš-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of violence.
חָמָ֥ס (ḥā·mās)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2555: Violence, wrong, by meton, unjust gain


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