Psalm 140:2
New International Version
who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.

New Living Translation
those who plot evil in their hearts and stir up trouble all day long.

English Standard Version
who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually.

Berean Study Bible
who devise evil in their hearts and stir up war all day long.

New American Standard Bible
Who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up wars.

New King James Version
Who plan evil things in their hearts; They continually gather together for war.

King James Bible
Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

Christian Standard Bible
who plan evil in their hearts. They stir up wars all day long.

Contemporary English Version
They think up evil plans and always cause trouble.

Good News Translation
They are always plotting evil, always stirring up quarrels.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who plan evil in their hearts. They stir up wars all day long.

International Standard Version
who craft evil plans in their minds, inciting wars every day.

NET Bible
who plan ways to harm me. All day long they stir up conflict.

New Heart English Bible
those who devise mischief in their hearts. They continually gather themselves together for war.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For they have conceived evil in their heart and they have provoked disputes all day

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They plan evil things in their hearts. They start fights every day.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who devise evil things in their heart; Every day do they stir up wars.

New American Standard 1977
Who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up wars.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who devise evil in their heart; they are continually gathered together for war.

King James 2000 Bible
Who imagine evil in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

American King James Version
Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

American Standard Version
Who devise mischiefs in their heart; Continually do they gather themselves together for war.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Who have devised injustice in their hearts; all the day they prepared war.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who have devised iniquities in their hearts: all the day long they designed battles.

Darby Bible Translation
Who devise mischiefs in [their] heart; every day are they banded together for war.

English Revised Version
Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually do they gather themselves together for war.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they assembled for war.

World English Bible
those who devise mischief in their hearts. They continually gather themselves together for war.

Young's Literal Translation
Who have devised evils in the heart, All the day they assemble for wars.
Study Bible
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. 3They sharpen their tongues like a snake; the venom of vipers is on their lips. Selah…
Cross References
Psalm 7:14
Behold, the wicked man travails with evil; he conceives trouble and births falsehood.

Psalm 36:4
Even on his bed he plots wickedness; he sets himself on a path that is not good; he does not reject evil.

Psalm 52:2
Your tongue devises destruction like a sharpened razor, O worker of deceit.

Psalm 56:6
They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, while they wait to take my life.

Proverbs 6:14
With deceit in his heart he devises evil; he continually sows discord.

Isaiah 59:4
No one calls for justice; no one pleads his case honestly. They rely on empty pleas; they tell lies; they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity.

Hosea 7:15
Although I trained and strengthened their arms, they plot evil against Me.

Treasury of Scripture

Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

imagine

Psalm 2:1,2
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? …

Psalm 21:11
For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.

Psalm 36:4
He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

continually

Psalm 56:6
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

Psalm 120:7
I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

1 Samuel 23:19-24
Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon? …







Lexicon
who
אֲשֶׁ֤ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

devise
חָשְׁב֣וּ (ḥā·šə·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2803: To think, account

evil
רָע֣וֹת (rā·‘ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

in their hearts
בְּלֵ֑ב (bə·lêḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

and stir up
יָג֥וּרוּ (yā·ḡū·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1481: To turn aside from the road, sojourn, to shrink, fear, to gather for, hostility

war
מִלְחָמֽוֹת׃ (mil·ḥā·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

day long.
י֝֗וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
(2) Imagine . . .--Or, contrive, plot.

Gathered together.--This translation follows the analogy of Psalm 56:6. Others render, "dwell with wars." But it is preferable to derive from a root meaning to incite: "They are continually stirring up wars." It is the situation described in Psalm 120:7 and frequently; Israel would be at peace, but within and without are those ever trying to involve her in troubles.

Verse 2. - Which imagine mischiefs in their heart (comp. Psalm 28:3; Psalm 36:4; Psalm 62:3). Continually are they gathered together for war; rather, continually do they stir up wars (comp. Psalm 68:30; Psalm 120:7). 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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