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Psalms 141:9

 

 

Keep me from the jaws of the trap which they have set for me, And from the snares of those who do iniquity.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Keep me from the snares … - See the notes at Psalm 11:6. Compare Psalm 38:12; Psalm 69:22; Psalm 91:3. The secret plans which they have laid against me.

And the gins of the workers of iniquity - Wicked men; men who seek my destruction. On the word gins, see the notes at Isaiah 8:14. The gin is a trap or snare to catch birds or wild animals. The word used here is the same which occurs in Psalm 18:5, and which is there rendered “snare.” See the notes at that passage. Compare also Psalm 64:5; Psalm 69:22; Psalm 106:36; Psalm 140:5, where the same word occurs.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Psalms 141:9". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-141.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me,.... Either Saul, who gave him a wife to be a snare to him, and set men to watch his house and take him; or the Ziphites, who proposed to Saul to deliver him into his hands; see 1 Samuel 18:21.

and the gins of the workers of iniquity; the transgressions of wicked men are snares to others, by way of example; and so are the doctrines of false teachers, and the temptations of Satan, from all which good men desire to be kept, Proverbs 29:6; and it is the Lord alone that keeps and preserves from them, or breaks the snare and delivers them, Psalm 124:7.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalms 141:9". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-141.html. 1999.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

9.Keep me, etc. He owns himself to be shut up in the snares of his enemies, unless set free by a higher hand. In praying to God under the straits to which he was reduced, he proves what a high estimate he formed of what his mercy could effect, as elsewhere he says, that the issues from death belong to him. (Psalms 68:20.) God often delays interposing, that the deliverance may be the more signal; and afterwards he makes the devices of the wicked to recoil upon their own heads. It seems absurd to refer the pronoun his to Saul, as if the sense were that Doeg and others of that character would fall into the snares of Saul. It would seem to be God who is intended. First, he had spoken of being preserved by God from the toils of the wicked, and now to these snares which the wicked spread for the upright he opposes the snares with which God catches the crafty in their own devices. And as the number of his enemies was great, he uses the expression, let them fall together, for escape would have been impossible, had he not been persuaded that it was easy for God to overthrow any combined force and array of men. What follows admits of two meanings. Many read, I shall always pass. But we may suppose order of the words changed and read, until I pass. It prays that his enemies should be held in the snare till he got off safe,


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Psalms 141:9". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/psalms-141.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Psalms 141:9 Keep me from the snares [which] they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.

Ver. 9. Keep me from the snare, &c.] See Psalms 145:5.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Psalms 141:9". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-141.html. 1865-1868.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Keep. Same root as "watch"in Psalms 141:3. (Hebrew. shamreni.)

snares. Authorized Version, 1611, read "snares" (singular) Since 1769, "snares" (plural) Hebrew text is singular.

gins = traps. Short for "engine" = an ingenious contrivance. "


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 141:9". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-141.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.

Keep me from the snares - literally, 'keep me from the hands of the snare' (i:e., the power; in Isaiah 47:14).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 141:9". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-141.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(9) From the snare.—The original idiom is far more forcible: “from the hands (or, ‘clutches’) of the snare.” (See above, Psalms 141:6, “in the hands of the cliff.”)


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Psalms 141:9". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-141.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.
from the snares
119:110; 140:5; 142:3; Proverbs 13:14; Jeremiah 18:22; Luke 20:20

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 141:9". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-141.html.

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