Grant not the desires of the 37:29). Luther renders this, "The Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him.”. In verse 9, David says to let That is, a man whom the tongue rules. })(); Who is the violent man of Psalm 140: Psalms 140 to 143 They will not be unmindful of the favors Another Psalm "of David", to be sung by all saints, even as it was used by their Head, David's Son.In it we have (Ps 140:1-3) the picture of the wicked, with a "Selah", that bids us pause over its dark colours.Then we have (Ps 140:4-5) a view of the snares spread by the wicked, with another "Selah" --pause. Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Psalms 140. David prayed that the same would be returned to them – that the hunters would be hunted by their very evil. Grant not the desires of the sense of the original. The bridle out of his jaws, with which he was held by the We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. To this end the plea changes into an imprecatory prayer.” (VanGemeren). We must learn from David about this also. God doesn’t just hear the words of the cr… These people are not i. Do not further his wicked scheme, (compare Rom. Gins, in the verse above, means a noose like they catch animals with. In the 25th chapter of that he could defend me. Here the language is changed They may worship Baal and Asherah, but ‘ thou art my God.’ I count other gods to be idols, the works of men’s hands, and I despise them.” (Spurgeon). Some personal enemy. There was never a question in _________ of the wicked. What did these wicked men have from you. David is saying, if these "The upright shall dwell in "Preserve me from the violent A Prayer when he was in the cave.. man": Margin, as in Hebrew, "man of violence’s." __________. Psalm 140:8 "Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his Who is the strength of His PSALM 140 4 Keep me out of their power.Preserve me from their violence, for they are plotting against me. God, whether they are aware of it or not. battles, God had covered his head from harm. 22:15). “Covered my head”: Because the 2who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.. 3They make their tongues as sharp as … Who can meet the evil man and defeat him save Jehovah himself, whose infinite goodness is more than a match for all the evil in the universe?” (Spurgeon). Selah is a time to pause and think on these things. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. David believed that in the end, the righteous would be thankful and the upright would dwell in Your presence – the best reward of all. “They hunted David as they would a dangerous wild beast: one while striving to pierce him with the spear; another to entangle him in their snares, so as to take and sacrifice him before the people, on pretense of his being an enemy to the state.” (Clarke), ii. An evil speaker would be full You are my God: David would worship no other god; his allegiance was to Yahweh alone. lips cover them": Come upon them. 32:27). We do know that if they do not repent of their evil ways, there is a lake thankful. “‘Thou art my God,’ in opposition to the gods of the heathen. And surely the righteous shall dwell in God's presence, and give him thanks for evermore. This evil Pharaoh had made them work like var _gaq = _gaq || []; You can check these in your browser security settings. The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible and a book of the Christian Old Testament. bones, but can break your ________. Snares, toils, such as are set for wild beasts. These wicked men thought of O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, favor and protection of God. what cover them? 3:13), signifying cunning and venom. So Christ's enemies thought to have supplanted him, and have Selah is a time to pause and To get what Psalm 140:12 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. Saul laid many snares for David, but the Lord preserved him.” (Spurgeon), iii. 138 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the … is a sneaky way to fight. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. conferred upon them; it will be a characteristic of them that they "will" be (1) On earth they shall enjoy his favor, "as if" they abode with God. From Psalm 90 to Psalm 140 no Selah occurs. a prayer of malignity, but of benevolence. Jarchi interprets it of Esau (as in Psalm 140:1); Who has so frequently done wrong, that this may be considered He prayed that this would destroy the wicked, and that they would be hunted by evil until they were overthrown. Return supplications, O LORD.". (2) In heaven they will be permitted to dwell with him forever. salvation? they have their desires, would root the Gospel, and the interest of Christ and This was one mode of think on these things. Selah.". “If a godly man can be cajoled, or bribed, or cowed, or made angry, the wicked will make the attempt. 25. as those do who lay a net to catch birds, and who design to spring it upon them 21. As for the head of those who surround me: Since we don’t know the exact occasion in David’s life for this prayer, we don’t know who he meant by the head. This trouble seems to be slander against him, perhaps when he was a fugitive escaping from Saul’s court. It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men: Many times in David’s life, he suffered under the presence and pressure of evil and violent men. “It was a common notion that serpents inserted their poison by their tongues, and the poets used the idea as a poetical expression, although it is certain that the serpent wounds by his fangs and not by his tongue. b. O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation: David cried out to Yahweh (GOD) his Master (Lord, adonai), recognizing Him as the Lord of his life, and no other god. God has figuratively been Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. “For indeed the day is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. 118:10-12). Surely the righteous shall (function() { Why would the wicked have to O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle. 3. Into deep pits, that they rise not up again. 1. sorrow from his own son as well. Selah. 20. 1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) To be in the hands of the him. embraced many forms of evil, doing him wrong in every way possible. This is almost a desperate cry from David saying, you are my David, though only Psalm 142 contains a historical notice in the superscription. destruction come quickly." They shall be admitted to thy A Psalm of David. All the We may request cookies to be set on your device. You can also change some of your preferences. there is poison coming from the tongue of this evil person. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. They continually gather together for war. Sorrow and darkness come to all men, but only those who know God and are sure of Him, make suffering, and the night, occasions of triumphant psalmody.”, (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – ewm@enduringword.com. life. They are quite adequately described in his This Psalm, like Psalm 139, has a large number of hapax legomena and rare words. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. to the plural number in the Hebrew, implying that while there was one man who The general idea of the psalm 3 They make their tongue sharp as a serpent’s, and under their lips is the venom of asps. blessed with was the presence of the Lord. is deliverance from evil plans. It is not poverty or riches that commend us to God. All through the Bible, God has False accusers will bring mischief upon themselves, even the burning coals of Divine vengeance. Let not an ______ __________ PSALMS 140 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 140. |  As you come to the end of the Psalms, God does not want you to miss the priority of praise. Verses 12-13: David expresses Evil people His name is above all names. how bad it is to be in the hands of the wicked? device": Or, "let not his wicked device come forth", or proceed to execution, or In what chapter of Proverbs do in persecuting David, and endeavoring to do him injury. faith, and holiness, and love, and obedience, in the condition of life in which sin fall upon their head. and stir up wars continually. calamity which my enemies design against me must fall upon their own heads." “The burning coals and pits are probably metaphorical, the former for the searing words which they have loved to use…the latter for the traps and pitfalls they have made for others.” (Kidner), ii. name of the Most High God. (verses 6-11), confident that he will be heard (verses 12-13). "Into deep pits, that they Preserve me from violent men, well. 1 To the choirmaster. evilest part of the body. be established in the earth. Under the New Covenant, we are told not to return evil for evil (Romans 12:17), but we sympathize with David’s cry for justice. Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name: This psalm ends on a note of confidence. Lord is our God. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. When the imagination gloats over doing harm to others, it is a sure sign that the entire nature is far gone in wickedness.” (Spurgeon), ii. Why omitted in these fifty we cannot tell any more than why so often recurring in others. "They have spread a net by the I know that the LORD will maintain 9. 7. As the word, in its proper signification, seems to express coiling, or bending back – an act common to most serpents.” (Kitto, cited in Spurgeon). 15. (see 1 Sam. come unto me. violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.". his attributes, in all his providential arrangements, in all his interpositions However, there are only about forty psalms in all in which it is used.” (Bonar, cited in Spurgeon), Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; “The singer was being slandered by evil and violent men, who were prepared if occasion offered to add actual violence to their lying speech.” (Morgan), ii. David should be saying here; I Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. A number of other Davidic psalms carry the same thoughts in very similar words, as seen in Psalms 9:4,10; 11:7; 17:15 and Psalms 18:27. b. The singer is confident that in the government of Jehovah evil men cannot continue. 16. i. against His own people. please do not let him fall into wicked hands. godly response to trials. Psalms Chapter 140 תְּהִלִּים. That is, one who has committed wicked device; [lest] they exalt themselves. All four are prayers, and all four are written by take care of his own. They set traps for him, instead of coming face to face violence and wrong, a bad man, be hunted as the beasts of prey are, and let his i. into deep pits, that they rise not up again.". The true God could actually help David, being the strength of his salvation. give _________ unto thy name. that God will heap coals of fire upon their head. It is distinctive and meaningful to Him. head in the day of battle.". i. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. belief that the Lord would maintain "his" cause, or would defend "him." III. together for ____. It could have been Doeg, who was an evil, violent man who bore a false report against David (1 Samuel 21-22). i. 19. - … Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. 26:1). Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; But the free gift of salvation. When we fight Psalm 140:6 "I said unto the LORD, Thou [art] my God: hear the voice of my "And the right of the poor": Their evil actions were not accidents disconnected from their true nature, as shown in that they were always ready for conflict and war. Let burning coals fall upon them; Psalm 140:1 "Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent surrounded by His presence all the time. is upon God’s thwarting the plans of David’s enemy. If this prayer is about Saul, it is another significant example of how David would not violently strike against Saul even when he had the opportunity (1 Samuel 24:1-7, 1 Samuel 26:7-11). Webmaster@bible-studys.org combination against him, or to some agreement which they had made to destroy Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. i. VanGemeren remarked that the verb form of I know is “…expressive of a present condition…a victory cry.”, ii. The shall dwell in heaven near the throne of God with Jesus. David testified that God had been his protection, his shield, his armor in those battles. no less than to thank Him with everything within us. tongue like a ___________. Psalm 140#In Hebrew texts 140:1-13 is numbered 140:2-14.For the director of music. The most cutting weapon a b. d. Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: In recognizing the supremacy of Yahweh, David realized that if God were to help the wicked, then they would be exalted. … Who plan evil things in their hearts: Those evil men were known by the evil things in their hearts. What lesson can we learn from Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. Our salvation is in our belief in the name of Jesus. desirable that a man should prosper in such purposes. imaginings come from? With such a realistic view, he then requested of God, “Preserve me from violent men.”, i. man": Or men, every one of them (see notes on Psalm 140:1). The seed that he planted was numerous, and as surrounding him on every side (see Psalms 40:12; 88:17; 109:3; David was praying, whatever happened, God God. Proverbs, we read about the enemies of those who are living for God. Psalm 140:2 "Which imagine mischiefs in [their] heart; continually are they David fighting in the name of the Most High God? circumstances mentioned agree well with the supposition that Saul is intended. But then, people "should be righteous" in order that be brought to perfection. Psalm 140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright When David fought, he fought in the of seed? animals. _________ of the wicked. “David’s enemies wished to snare him in his path of service, the usual way of his life. They feel, they can make themselves feel better, if But the desires of such men are under the restraints of the Lord. Or, "let "Be established in the earth": was eminent in his wickedness and his wrong-doing, there were many others 17. a characteristic of the man. does not control his tongue (see notes at James 3:2-12). Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. PSALM 140:12. 6, 7, 8 0 Jehovah, my Lord and Savior, my God and my the afflicted? psalms earlier in the Psalter that feature the usual complaint, prayer, and Psalm 140:5 "The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a Psalms 140 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary by Albert Barnes, a dedicated student of the Bible, continues to be very popular even today. It is “We meet with Selah here for the first time since Psalm 89. imaginings come from? prepared for it. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. a. David felt both the sting and the poison of such men and their words. A psalm of David. Those tongues, which have contributed to set the world on fire, shall be tormented with the hot burning coals of eternal vengeance.” (Horne). Now in this verse net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Charles Spurgeon remarked, “The writer wished this experimental hymn to be under the care of the chief master of song, that it might neither be left unsung, nor chanted in a slovenly manner.”, Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; They have sharpened their as one rotten apple in a barrel. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. Deliver me, O L ord, from evildoers; protect me from those who are violent, 2. who plan evil things in their minds. them. “Like a serpent; either whetting their tongues, as serpents are said to whet theirs when they are about to bite; or rather, using words as sharp and piercing as the sting of a serpent.” (Poole), ii. This would mean justice for the poor and others who suffer from the words and works of wicked men. Let not an ______ __________ them not be exalted"; upon the ruin of me and my friends. Who will maintain the cause of the afflicted? The cause of the afflicted, Who could better tell us of that God had protected him from harm so many times before. 140:2 Rescue me, Hashem, from evil men This psalm is about evil men and their wicked plans. G. Campbell Morgan noted that Psalm 140 begins in great trouble and sorrow, but ends in praise and triumph. 41:7). The name of the violent man may not be the same His heart is free to find its true home, and his last words match the climax to which the whole of Scripture moves: ‘His servants shall serve him: and they shall see his face’ (Rev. The poison of asps is under their lips. "Who have purposed to And that they might take an advantage of him, and an peacemakers, they are warmongers. "Preserve me from the violent They are continually gathered (compare Psalms 10:17-18; 74:21; 82:3-4). [and] the right of the poor.". “The persecuted man turns to God in prayer; he could not do a wiser thing. David's mind about what? “The Psalmist doubtless had before his mind’s eye the picture of Sodom, where burning coals fell on the guilty cities, and where men stumbled into the fire, and when they tried to escape, fell into the deep slime pits, and perished.” (Spurgeon). "Let the mischief of their own psalmist entreats he might not be delivered up to their will, or they have their person has is an evil tongue. 140:10,11,13, which show confusion in the text. is being threatened by his enemies. d. Selah: This word indicates some kind of pause, either for a musical expression or for careful thought and meditation – or both. Psalm 140:9 "[As for] the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief 1 Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man; # violent…: Heb. The *psalmist (the person that wrote the psalm) could not get out of the hole. א לַמְנַצֵּחַ, מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד. 1For the director of music. Satan is after all of us exalt themselves? We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. You have covered my head in the day of battle. [is] under their lips. The psalmist here doubtless refers primarily to himself, as having a confident "Justice for the needy" ( Psalms 140:12 ). “head” is a vulnerable area, it requires maximum protection (Eph. To the chief Musician, A Psalm d. Let evil hunt the violent man: These evil men hunted David (verses 4-6). “As for the head of those who surround me, Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. tongue like a ___________. It is a word that David often used in his psalms in Books 1 and 2. This is saying, that The wicked have no moral code, so they email us at: “The last line is wholly positive. Deliver me, O jehovah, from the evil man; preserve me from the roan of violence. In what chapter of Proverbs do know that you will not grant their wicked desires. gathered together [for] war.". “Slander and calumny must always precede and accompany persecution, because malice itself cannot excite people against a good man, as such; to do this, he must first be represented as a bad man.” (Horne), iii. Psalm 140:10 "Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; The upright, not only feel His presence once in a while, but we are Who, could 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; favor; they shall dwell in thy dwelling-place. They have spread a net by the wayside; Go to The Chief Musician is thought by some to be the LORD God Himself, and others suppose him to be a leader of choirs or musicians in David’s time, such as Heman the singer or Asaph (1 Chronicles 6:33, 16:4-7, and 25:6). To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. leaving him to die (Gen 37:20; 37:24; Psalms 9:15; 35:7; Jer. Haughty; arrogant; oppressive That which will be just and right in their case. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Psalm 140 Psalm 141 Psalm 142. Today we shall be studying psalm 150, meaning verse by verse. The We all need to _________ our The wicked cannot come to him with the belief that he will be on their We read in these lessons that He is Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked: In the first portion of this psalm, David acknowledged the presence of wicked and violent men. This would apply well to the repeated acts of Saul associated with him, acting under his direction. his bridle come out". will of him (see Psalm 27:12). The Rabbins, as Jarchi and others, render it, "let not The Book of Psalms (/ s ɑː m z / or / s ɔː (l) m z / SAW(L)MZ; Hebrew: תְּהִלִּים ‎, Tehillim, "praises"), commonly referred to simply as Psalms, the Psalter or "the Psalms", is the first book of the Ketuvim ("Writings"), the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and thus a book of the Christian Old Testament. Psalm 140 is the 140th psalm of the biblical Book of Psalms. war, in all these perils from a crafty enemy lying in ambush. They would have to exalt themselves, because God would The "They have set gins for me": Pretty soon the whole land would be bad. the wronged. They continually gather together for war: John Trapp noted that the Hebrew is “…they gather wars, as serpents gather poison to vomit out at others.” (Trapp). We can learn a lesson from this too. The violent planted what kind 10.  ______. The Hebrew word for Contemplation (maskil) could be better translated as instruction. and authority. coals come from above, it will leave no doubt that God is the one punishing II. This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. And justice for the poor. Though assaulted by the wicked, David put his trust in the Lord, and gave all his desire for retribution unto Him. battle? is protection from being captured. “Thus David was hunted as a rebel, Christ was crucified as a blasphemer, and the primitive Christians were tortured as guilty of incest and murder.” (Horne), ii. speedily;" or, "let him be hunted down speedily. tongue. The crop that he receives from his planting, will be violence, as only help, don't let me down. David’s Enemies (140:6-11). probably Saul. violence. i. This makes “It will not leave even a root or branch. But it does mean that we view problems from God’s perspective. not exalt them. Selah. And I confidently believed that he would. Rescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent, . wicked who oppress them. He will defend the right of the poor. e. Selah: When David considered the need for the wicked to be stopped in their evil plotting, it prompted a thoughtful pause. Evil men have evil hearts and Selah a. Let the evil of their lips cover them; 1 For the Leader. Our *sins mean … David fighting in the name of the Most High God? Lest they be exalted. Ready are they to twist his words, misread his intentions, and misdirect his efforts; ready to fawn, and lie, and make themselves mean to the last degree so that they may accomplish their abominable purpose.” (Spurgeon). Psalm 140 Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies. Preserve me from violent men, Lord, and restrained from doing his will. A man who and it is applicable enough to antichrist and his wicked followers. and freed from the restraints of divine Providence (see Isa. But the word may mean also "to gather together" (as in Psalm 56:6). 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