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Wesley's Explanatory Notes
Psalms 140



Verse 3

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. /*Selah*/.

Tongues — Using words as sharp and piercing as the sting of a serpent.

Verse 9

As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Mischief — The mischief which they design against me, shall fall upon themselves.

Verse 10

Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

Coals — Divine vengeance, which is compared to coals of fire.

Verse 13

Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

Dwell — Shall constantly enjoy thy gracious and powerful presence.


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Bibliography Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 140:4". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". 1765.

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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