Psalm 40:14
New International Version
May all who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.

New Living Translation
May those who try to destroy me be humiliated and put to shame. May those who take delight in my trouble be turned back in disgrace.

English Standard Version
Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogether who seek to snatch away my life; let those be turned back and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt!

Berean Study Bible
May those who seek my life be ashamed and confounded; may those who wish me harm be repelled and humiliated.

New American Standard Bible
Let those be ashamed and humiliated together Who seek my life to destroy it; Let those be turned back and dishonored Who delight in my hurt.

King James Bible
Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

Christian Standard Bible
Let those who intend to take my life be disgraced and confounded. Let those who wish me harm be turned back and humiliated.

Contemporary English Version
Disgrace and confuse all who want me dead; turn away and disgrace all who want to hurt me.

Good News Translation
May those who try to kill me be completely defeated and confused. May those who are happy because of my troubles be turned back and disgraced.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let those who seek to take my life be disgraced and confounded. Let those who wish me harm be driven back and humiliated.

International Standard Version
May those who seek to destroy my life be ashamed and confounded; let them be driven backwards and humiliated, particularly those who wish me evil.

NET Bible
May those who are trying to snatch away my life be totally embarrassed and ashamed! May those who want to harm me be turned back and ashamed!

New Heart English Bible
Let them be disappointed and confounded together who seek after my soul to destroy it. Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They shall be ashamed and put to shame, those who seek to kill my soul; they shall turn their behind and they shall be put to shame, those who seek my affliction!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let all those who seek to end my life be confused and put to shame. Let those who want my downfall be turned back and disgraced.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let them be ashamed and abashed together That seek after my soul to sweep it away; Let them be turned backward and brought to confusion That delight in my hurt.

New American Standard 1977
Let those be ashamed and humiliated together Who seek my life to destroy it; Let those be turned back and dishonored Who delight in my hurt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my life to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

King James 2000 Bible
Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

American King James Version
Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

American Standard Version
Let them be put to shame and confounded together That seek after my soul to destroy it: Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor That delight in my hurt.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let those that seek my soul, to destroy it, be ashamed and confounded together; let those that wish me evil be turned backward and put to shame.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them be confounded and ashamed together, that seek after my soul to take it away. Let them be turned backward and be ashamed that desire evils to me.

Darby Bible Translation
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine adversity;

English Revised Version
Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it: let them be turned backward and brought to dishonour that delight in my hurt.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

World English Bible
Let them be disappointed and confounded together who seek after my soul to destroy it. Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt.

Young's Literal Translation
They are ashamed and confounded together, Who are seeking my soul to destroy it, They are turned backward, And are ashamed, who are desiring my evil.
Study Bible
I Waited Patiently for the LORD
13Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; hurry, O LORD, to help me. 14May those who seek my life be ashamed and confounded; may those who wish me harm be repelled and humiliated. 15May those who say to me, “Aha, aha!” be appalled at their own shame.…
Cross References
Psalm 35:4
May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plan to harm me be driven back and confounded.

Psalm 35:26
May those who gloat in my distress be ashamed and confounded; may those who exalt themselves over me be clothed in shame and reproach.

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

Psalm 63:9
But those who seek my life to destroy it will go into the depths of the earth.

Psalm 70:2
May those who seek my life be ashamed and confounded; may those who wish me harm be repelled and humiliated.

Psalm 71:13
May the accusers of my soul be ashamed and consumed; may those who seek my harm be covered with scorn and disgrace.

Psalm 119:95
The wicked wait to destroy me, but I will ponder Your testimonies.

Jeremiah 14:3
The nobles send their servants for water; they go to the cisterns, but find no water their jars return empty. They are ashamed and humiliated; they cover their heads.

Treasury of Scripture

Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

Let them be ashamed.

Psalm 31:17,18
Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave…

Psalm 35:4,26
Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt…

Psalm 70:2,3
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt…

that

Matthew 21:38-41
But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance…

driven

Psalm 9:3
When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

John 18:6
As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

Acts 9:4-6
And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? …







Lexicon
May those who seek
מְבַקְשֵׁ֥י (mə·ḇaq·šê)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

my life
נַפְשִׁ֗י (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

be ashamed
יֵ֘בֹ֤שׁוּ (yê·ḇō·šū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 954: To pale, to be ashamed, to be disappointed, delayed

and confounded;
וְיַחְפְּר֨וּ ׀ (wə·yaḥ·pə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2659: To blush, to be ashamed, disappointed, to shame, reproach

may those who wish
חֲ֝פֵצֵ֗י (ḥă·p̄ê·ṣê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2655: Delighting in, having pleasure in

me harm
רָעָתִֽי׃ (rā·‘ā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

be repelled
יִסֹּ֣גוּ (yis·sō·ḡū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5472: To move away, backslide

and humiliated.
וְיִכָּלְמ֑וּ (wə·yik·kā·lə·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3637: To wound, to taunt, insult
Verse 14. - Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward, and put to shame, that wish me evil. The remainder of the psalm from this point is detached later on in the Psalter, and becomes a separate psalm - the seventieth. Whether the detachment was the work of David or another, is uncertain. The differences between the two versions are slight (see the comment on Psalm 70.). The present verse repeats almost exactly Psalm 35:4 and 26. It is again repeated, with slight variations, in Psalm 71:13. 40:11-17 The best saints see themselves undone, unless continually preserved by the grace of God. But see the frightful view the psalmist had of sin. This made the discovery of a Redeemer so welcome. In all his reflections upon each step of his life, he discovered something amiss. The sight and sense of our sins in their own colours, must distract us, if we have not at the same time some sight of a Saviour. If Christ has triumphed over our spiritual enemies, then we, through him, shall be more than conquerors. This may encourage all that seek God and love his salvation, to rejoice in him, and to praise him. No griefs nor poverty can render those miserable who fear the Lord. Their God, and all that he has or does, is the ground of their joy. The prayer of faith can unlock his fulness, which is adapted to all their wants. The promises are sure, the moment of fulfilment hastens forward. He who once came in great humility, shall come again in glorious majesty.
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