May those who seek my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
Let those be ashamed and humiliated Who seek my life; Let those be turned back and dishonored Who delight in my hurt.
May those who try to destroy me be humiliated and put to shame. May those who take delight in my trouble be turned back in disgrace.
Those who are out to get me--let them fall all over themselves. Those who relish my downfall--send them down a blind alley.
Let those who go after my soul have shame and trouble; let those who have evil designs against me be turned back and made foolish.
Let those be put to shame and confusion who seek my life. Let those be turned back and brought to dishonor who desire to hurt me.
Let them be ashamed and confounded Who seek my life; Let them be turned back and confused Who desire my hurt.
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1 tn Heb “may they be embarrassed and ashamed, the ones seeking my life.” Ps 40:14 has “together” after “ashamed,” and “to snatch it away” after “my life.”
2 tn The four prefixed verbal forms in this verse are understood as jussives. The psalmist is calling judgment down on his enemies.
sn See Ps 35:4 for a similar prayer.