New Living Translation
LORD, do not let evil people have their way. Do not let their evil schemes succeed, or they will become proud. Interlude
King James Bible
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
Grant not, O Jehovah, the desire of the wicked; further not his device: they would exalt themselves. Selah.
World English Bible
Yahweh, don't grant the desires of the wicked. Don't let their evil plans succeed, or they will become proud. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked, His wicked device bring not forth, They are high. Selah.
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CommentaryPsalm 140:8 Parallel Commentaries
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
But when Esther came before the king, he issued a decree causing Haman's evil plot to backfire, and Haman and his sons were impaled on a sharpened pole.
The wicked arrogantly hunt down the poor. Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.
For they brag about their evil desires; they praise the greedy and curse the LORD.
For by his great power he rules forever. He watches every movement of the nations; let no rebel rise in defiance. Interlude
The wicked will see this and be infuriated. They will grind their teeth in anger; they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.
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