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Psalm 40:14 New English Translation (NET Bible)

14 May those who are trying to snatch away my life
be totally embarrassed and ashamed.[a]
May those who want to harm me
be turned back and ashamed.[b]

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  1. Psalm 40:14 tn Heb “may they be embarrassed and ashamed together, the ones seeking my life to snatch it away.”
  2. Psalm 40:14 tn The four prefixed verbal forms in this verse (“may those…be…embarrassed and ashamed…may those…be turned back and ashamed”) are understood as jussives. The psalmist is calling judgment down on his enemies.sn See Ps 35:4 for a similar prayer.
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Psalm 40:14 New International Version (NIV)

14 May all who want to take my life
    be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
    be turned back in disgrace.

New International Version (NIV)

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Psalm 40:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

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