Psalm 140:9
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King James Version
As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Darby Bible Translation
As for the head of those that encompass me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

World English Bible
As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Young's Literal Translation
The chief of my surrounders, The perverseness of their lips covereth them.

Psalm 140:9 Parallel
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Geneva Study Bible

As for {g} the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

(g) It seems that he alludes to Saul.Psalm 140:9 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Epistle xviii. To John, Bishop.
To John, Bishop. Gregory to John, Bishop of Constantinople [1586] . At the time when your Fraternity was advanced to Sacerdotal dignity, you remember what peace and concord of the churches you found. But, with what daring or with what swelling of pride I know not, you have attempted to seize upon a new name, whereby the hearts of all your brethren might have come to take offence. I wonder exceedingly at this, since I remember how thou wouldest fain have fled from the episcopal office rather than
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 15.) Differently to be admonished are the over-silent, and those who spend time in much speaking. For it ought to be insinuated to the over-silent that while they shun some vices unadvisedly, they are, without its being perceived, implicated in worse. For often from bridling the tongue overmuch they suffer from more grievous loquacity in the heart; so that thoughts seethe the more in the mind from being straitened by the violent guard of indiscreet silence. And for the most part they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

A Discourse of Mercifulness
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7 These verses, like the stairs of Solomon's temple, cause our ascent to the holy of holies. We are now mounting up a step higher. Blessed are the merciful . . '. There was never more need to preach of mercifulness than in these unmerciful times wherein we live. It is reported in the life of Chrysostom that he preached much on this subject of mercifulness, and for his much pressing Christians to mercy, he was called of many, the alms-preacher,
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Psalm 7:16
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.

Psalm 94:23
And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.

Proverbs 18:7
A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

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