Commentary for Psalms 140

David encourages himself in God. (1-7) He prays for, and prophesies the destruction of, his persecutors. (8-13)

1-7 The more danger appears, the more earnest we should be in prayer to God. All are safe whom the Lord protects. If he be for us, who can be against us? We should especially watch and pray, that the Lord would hold up our goings in his ways, that our footsteps slip not. God is as able to keep his people from secret fraud as from open force; and the experience we have had of his power and care, in dangers of one kind, may encourage us to depend upon him in other dangers.

8-13 Believers may pray that God would not grant the desires of the wicked, nor further their evil devices. False accusers will bring mischief upon themselves, even the burning coals of Divine vengeance. And surely the righteous shall dwell in God's presence, and give him thanks for evermore. This is true thanksgiving, even thanks-living: this use we should make of all our deliverances, we should serve God the more closely and cheerfully. Those who, though evil spoken of and ill-used by men, are righteous in the sight of God, being justified by the righteousness of Christ, which is imputed to them, and received by faith, as the effect of which, they live soberly and righteously; these give thanks to the Lord, for the righteousness whereby they are made righteous, and for every blessing of grace, and mercy of life.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 140

  • Kevin Mack
    Psalm 140 is we're we are at now. Washington DC is being described perfectly here ,as the Godless,cannibals, child molesters, of the left attack Trump. The democrats are Satan's children, Lucifer's politicians, Baphametts boys and girls,the devil's brigade, to attack our God and country. I pray this psalm against them. Them democrats. I plead the blood of Jesus Christ against them in Jesus name.
  • Uche
    I think psalm 140 is one of the key psalms to read when we are in trouble like David them do
  • Jeanie
    Wonderful! Psalm 140, Just the scripture I needed! Thank You God! Lord You Know.
  • Liqebo
    Psalm 140 talks about god 's protection in one 's life, asking god to fight for you. For the battle is not ours buts it 's the lord 's.


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