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Psalms 140:4

    Psalms 140:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from the violent man: Who have purposed to thrust aside my steps.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O Lord, take me out of the hands of sinners; keep me safe from the violent man: for they are designing my downfall.

    Webster's Revision

    Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from the violent man: Who have purposed to thrust aside my steps.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh, keep me from the hands of the wicked. Preserve me from the violent men who have determined to trip my feet.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man: Who have purposed to thrust aside my steps.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 140:4

    Preserve me from the violent man - Saul again; who was as headstrong and violent in all his measures, as he was cruel, and inflexibly bent on the destruction of David.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 140:4

    Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked ... - See the notes at Psalm 71:4. This is a repetition of the prayer in Psalm 140:1.

    Who have purposed to overthrow my goings - To thrust me down as I go; to defeat my plans; to destroy me. They endeavor to prevent my accomplishing what I had designed to do.