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Psalms 40:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Let them be desolate by reason of their shame That say unto me, Aha, aha.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Let those be appalled because of their shame Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say to me, Aha, aha.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Let them be desolate, because of their shame, that say unto me, Aha! Aha!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Let them be astonished on account of their own shame, who are saying of me, Aha! Aha!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— They are desolate because of their shame, Who are saying to me, 'Aha, aha.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let them immediately bear their confusion, that say to me: 'T is well, 't is well.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Let them be desolate, for a reward on their shame, that say vnto me, Aha, aha!
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Let those that say to me, Aha, aha, quickly receive shame for their reward.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Let them be desolate 8074
{8074} Prime
A primitive root; to stun (or intransitively grow numb), that is, devastate or (figuratively) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
for x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
a reward 6118
{6118} Prime
From H6117 in the sense of H6119; a heel, that is, (figuratively) the last of anything (used adverbially for ever); also result, that is, compensation; and so (adverbially with preposition or relatively) on account of.
of their shame 1322
{1322} Prime
From H0954; shame (the feeling and the condition, as well as its cause); by implication (specifically) an idol.
that say 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
unto me, Aha, 1889
{1889} Prime
From H1887 and H0253; aha!.
aha. 1889
{1889} Prime
From H1887 and H0253; aha!.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 40:14-15.

Psalms 40:15

_ _ for a reward — literally, “in consequence of.”

_ _ Aha — (Compare Psalms 35:21, Psalms 35:25).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 40:11-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 40:15

Shame — Their sinful and shameful actions.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 40:15

Let them be (m) desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.

(m) Let the same shame and confusion come on them, which they intended to have brought on me.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 69:24-25 Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them. ... Let their habitation be desolate; [and] let none dwell in their tents.
Psalms 70:3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
Psalms 73:19 How are they [brought] into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
Psalms 109:6-20 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. ... [Let] this [be] the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
Luke 19:43-44 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, ... And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
Luke 21:23-24 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. ... And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.


Psalms 35:21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, [and] said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen [it].
Psalms 35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.
Psalms 70:3-4 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha. ... Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
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