Psalm 140:4
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New International Version
Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

keep me

Psalm 17:8,9 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of your wings...

Psalm 36:11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.

Psalm 37:32,33-40 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him...

Psalm 55:1-3 Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not yourself from my supplication...

Psalm 71:4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

preserve

Psalm 140:1 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

overthrow

Psalm 17:5 Hold up my goings in your paths, that my footsteps slip not.

Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Library
Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
I. Is Prayer an Act of the Appetitive Powers? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer based on Friendship II. Is it Fitting to Pray? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer as a True Cause S. Augustine, On the Sermon on the Mount, II. iii. 14 " On the Gift of Perseverance, vii. 15 III. Is Prayer an Act of the Virtue of Religion? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Humility of Prayer S. Augustine, On Psalm cii. 10 " Of the Gift of Perseverance, xvi. 39 IV. Ought We to Pray to God Alone? S. Augustine, Sermon, cxxvii. 2 V.
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

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

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:49
who sets me free from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from a violent man you rescued me.

Job 30:12
On my right the tribe attacks; they lay snares for my feet, they build their siege ramps against me.

Psalm 36:11
May the foot of the proud not come against me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.

Psalm 54:3
Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me-- people without regard for God.

Psalm 71:4
Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.

Psalm 118:13
I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.

Psalm 140:1
For the director of music. A psalm of David. Rescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent,

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