do not grant the wicked their desires, O LORD; do not let their plans succeed, or they will become proud. Selah
"Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; Do not promote his evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah.
LORD, do not give in to their evil desires. Do not let their evil schemes succeed, O God. Interlude
Don't let the wicked have their way, GOD, don't give them an inch!"
O Lord, give not the wrongdoer his desire; give him no help in his evil designs, or he may be uplifted in pride. (Selah.)
Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further their evil plot. Selah
Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; Do not further his wicked scheme, Lest they be exalted. Selah
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1 tn Heb “do not grant the desires of the wicked.”
2 tn Heb “his.” The singular is used in a representative sense (see v. 1).
3 tn Heb “his plot do not promote, they rise up.” The translation understands the final verb as being an unmarked temporal clause. Another option is to revocalize the verb as a Hiphil and take the verb with the next verse, “those who surround me lift up [their] head,” which could refer to their proud attitude as they anticipate victory (see Ps 27:6).