New Living Translation
Let my enemies be destroyed by the very evil they have planned for me.
King James Bible
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
140:9 Mischief - The mischief which they design against me, shall fall upon themselves.
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
The trouble they make for others backfires on them. The violence they plan falls on their own heads.
God will turn the sins of evil people back on them. He will destroy them for their sins. The LORD our God will destroy them.
The mouths of fools are their ruin; they trap themselves with their lips.
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