Psalm 40:14
Text Analysis
954 [e]יֵ֘בֹ֤שׁוּ
Let them be ashamedV-Qal-Imperf-3mp
2659 [e]וְיַחְפְּר֨וּ ׀
and brought to confusionConj-w | V-Qal-ConjImperf-3mp
3162 [e]יַחַד֮
1245 [e]מְבַקְשֵׁ֥י
who seekV-Piel-Prtcpl-mpc
5315 [e]נַפְשִׁ֗י
my lifeN-fsc | 1cs
5595 [e]לִסְפּ֫וֹתָ֥הּ
to destroyPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf | 3fs
5472 [e]יִסֹּ֣גוּ
let them be drivenV-Nifal-Imperf-3mp
268 [e]אָ֭חוֹר
3637 [e]וְיִכָּלְמ֑וּ
and brought to dishonorConj-w | V-Nifal-ConjImperf-3mp
2655 [e]חֲ֝פֵצֵ֗י
who wishAdj-mpc
7451 [e]רָעָתִֽי׃
me evilN-fsc | 1cs

Hebrew Texts
תהילים 40:14 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
יֵ֘בֹ֤שׁוּ וְיַחְפְּר֨וּ ׀ יַחַד֮ מְבַקְשֵׁ֥י נַפְשִׁ֗י לִסְפֹּ֫ותָ֥הּ יִסֹּ֣גוּ אָ֭חֹור וְיִכָּלְמ֑וּ חֲ֝פֵצֵ֗י רָעָתִֽי׃

תהילים 40:14 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
יבשו ויחפרו ׀ יחד מבקשי נפשי לספותה יסגו אחור ויכלמו חפצי רעתי׃

תהילים 40:14 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
יבשו ויחפרו ׀ יחד מבקשי נפשי לספותה יסגו אחור ויכלמו חפצי רעתי׃

תהילים 40:14 Hebrew Bible
יבשו ויחפרו יחד מבקשי נפשי לספותה יסגו אחור ויכלמו חפצי רעתי׃

Parallel Verses
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.

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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Let them be ashamed. The verbs in the preceding verse, in which the psalmist simply prays for deliverance, are in the imperative; but here, and in the following verses, they are in the future tense, and naturally express the language of lively faith and hope, rather than that of wishing the destruction foreseen and predicted.

Psalm 31:17,18 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called on you: let the …

Psalm 35:4,26 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: …

Psalm 70:2,3 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them …

Psalm 71:13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; …

Isaiah 41:11 Behold, all they that were incensed against you shall be ashamed …

Isaiah 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: …


Matthew 21:38-41 But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, This …


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

John 18:6 As soon then as he had said to them, I am he, they went backward, …

Acts 9:4-6 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, …

Acts 12:23,24 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave …

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