Psalm 140:4
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New American Standard Bible
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men Who have purposed to trip up my feet.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked man, preserve me from the violent man, who devise to overthrow 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.

Young's Literal Translation
Preserve me, Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked, From one of violence Thou keepest me, Who have devised to overthrow my steps.

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Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

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.

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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

Covenanting a Privilege of Believers.
Whatever attainment is made by any as distinguished from the wicked, or whatever gracious benefit is enjoyed, is a spiritual privilege. Adoption into the family of God is of this character. "He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power (margin, or, the right; or, privilege) to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name."[617] And every co-ordinate benefit is essentially so likewise. The evidence besides, that Covenanting
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:49
Who also brings me out from my enemies; You even lift me above those who rise up against me; You rescue me from the violent man.

Job 30:12
"On the right hand their brood arises; They thrust aside my feet and build up against me their ways of destruction.

Psalm 36:11
Let not the foot of pride come upon me, And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.

Psalm 54:3
For strangers have risen against me And violent men have sought my life; They have not set God before them. Selah.

Psalm 71:4
Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,

Psalm 118:13
You pushed me violently so that I was falling, But the LORD helped me.

Psalm 140:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men

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