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Psalms 140:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— An evil speaker shall not be established in the earth: Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow [him].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “May a slanderer not be established in the earth; May evil hunt the violent man speedily.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Let not an evil speaker be established on the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow [him].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Let not the man of [evil] tongue be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the man of violence to [his] ruin.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— As for the slanderer, let him not be established in the earth,—As for the man of wrongful violence, let misfortune hunt him with thrust upon thrust.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A talkative man is not established in the earth, One of violence—evil hunteth to overflowing.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A man full of tongue shall not be established in the earth: evil shall catch the unjust man unto destruction.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Let not an euill speaker bee established in the earth: euill shall hunt the violent man to ouerthrow [him].
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A talkative man shall not prosper on the earth: evils shall hunt the unrighteous man to destruction.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow [him].

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Let not x1077
(1077) Complement
בַּל
bal
{bal}
From H1086; properly a failure; by implication nothing; usually (adverbially) not at all; also lest.
an evil speaker 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
3956
{3956} Prime
לָשׁוֹן
lashown
{law-shone'}
From H3960; the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water).
be established 3559
{3559} Prime
כּוּן
kuwn
{koon}
A primitive root; properly to be erect (that is, stand perpendicular);. hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
in the earth: 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
evil 7451
{7451} Prime
רָע
ra`
{rah}
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
shall hunt 6679
{6679} Prime
צוּד
tsuwd
{tsood}
A primitive root; to lie alongside (that is, in wait); by implication to catch an animal (figuratively men); (denominative from H6718) to victual (for a journey).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the violent 2555
{2555} Prime
חָמָס
chamac
{khaw-mawce'}
From H2554; violence; by implication wrong; by metonymy unjust gain.
man 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
to overthrow 4073
{4073} Prime
מַדְחֵפָה
m@dachphah
{med-akh-faw'}
From H1765; a push, that is, ruin.
[him].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 140:11

_ _ an evil speaker — or, “slanderer” will not be tolerated (Psalms 101:7). The last clause may be translated: “an evil (man) He (God) shall hunt,” etc.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 140:8-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 140:11

Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall (i) hunt the violent man to overthrow [him].

(i) God's plagues will light on him in such sort, that he will not escape.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Let not, etc. or, Let not an evil speaker a wicked man of violence be established in the earth. Let him be hunted to his overthrow.

evil:

Psalms 7:14-16 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. ... His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
Psalms 9:16 The LORD is known [by] the judgment [which] he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
Psalms 34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
Proverbs 13:21 Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.
Isaiah 3:11 Woe unto the wicked! [it shall be] ill [with him]: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

an evil speaker:
Heb. a man of tongue,
Psalms 12:3-4 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, [and] the tongue that speaketh proud things: ... Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips [are] our own: who [is] lord over us?
Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Proverbs 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of [his] lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.
Proverbs 17:20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
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