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Psalms 140:1

    Psalms 140:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David.> O Lord, take me out of the power of the evil man; keep me safe from the violent man:

    Webster's Revision

    Deliver me, O Jehovah, 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;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 140:1

    From the evil man - Saul, who was full of envy, jealousy, and cruelty against David, to whom both himself and his kingdom were under the highest obligations, endeavored by every means to destroy him.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 140:1

    Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man - That is, evidently from some particular man who was endeavoring to injure him; some personal enemy. All the circumstances mentioned agree well with the supposition that Saul is intended.

    Preserve me from the violent man - Margin, as in Hebrew, "man of violences." That is, one who has committed violence so often, who has so frequently done wrong, that this may be considered a characteristic of the man. This would apply well to the repeated acts of Saul in persecuting David, and endeavoring to do him injury.