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To the chief Musician. See App-64 .
Title. A Psalm. Hebrew. mizmor. See App-65 .
of David = by David.
LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
the evil = an evil man. Hebrew. ra'a' . App-44 . man. Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 .
man. Hebrew ' i s h . App-14 .
Which = Who.
mischiefs. Not the same word as in Psalms 140:9 , but the same word as "evil" in Psalms 140:1 .
tongues. Singular. See note on Psalms 140:11 . Quoted in Romans 3:13 .
Selah. Connecting the evil with the prayer to be delivered; thus marking the Structure ( App-66 )
wicked = lawless. Hebrew. rasha'. App-41 .
by the wayside. See Job 18:10 .
GOD. Hebrew El App-4 .
GOD the Lord. Hebrew. Jehovah. Adonai. App-4 . (2).
of. Genitive of character = my saving strength. covered = screened or protected. Not the same word as in Psalms 140:9 .
wicked. Hebrew. rasha'. Singular. App-44 . The same word as in Psalms 140:4 .
wicked device = devices or plots. Occurs only here.
those that compass me about = one word in Hebrew.
mischief = labour, toil Hebrew. 'amal. App-44 .
cover = overwhelm. Not the same word as in Psalms 140:7 .
burning coals. Put by Figure of speech Metony m y (of Adjunct), App-6 , for cruel words and hard speeches which wound the heart as fire wounds the body. Compare Proverbs 16:27 ; Proverbs 26:23 .
that they, &c. = let them not, &c.
evil speaker. Hebrew a man of tongue; not "a man of lips" (= talkative. Job 11:2 ), but with an evil motive = a slanderer. Compare Psalms 140:3 .
Evil shall hunt = Let evil hunt.
the afflicted = a poor one.
the poor = helpless ones.
name. See note on Psalms 20:1 .
dwell in Thy presence. Compare Psalms 11:7 ; Psalms 16:11 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 140". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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