New International Version
In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.
New Living Translation
In your unfailing love, silence all my enemies and destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.
English Standard Version
And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies, and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul, for I am your servant.
New American Standard Bible
And in Your lovingkindness, cut off my enemies And destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am Your servant.
King James Bible
And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
and in Your faithful love destroy my enemies. Wipe out all those who attack me, for I am Your servant.
International Standard Version
Because of your gracious love, you will cut off my enemies. You will destroy all who oppose me, for I am your servant.
As a demonstration of your loyal love, destroy my enemies! Annihilate all who threaten my life, for I am your servant.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In your kindness, stop those who hate me, and destroy the enemies of my soul, because I am your Servant!
GOD'S WORD® Translation
In keeping with your mercy, wipe out my enemies and destroy all who torment me, because I am your servant.
JPS Tanakh 1917
And in Thy mercy cut off mine enemies, And destroy all them that harass my soul; For I am Thy servant.
New American Standard 1977
And in Thy lovingkindness cut off my enemies,
And destroy all those who afflict my soul;
For I am Thy servant.
Study BibleMy Soul Thirsts for You
…11For the sake of Your name, O LORD, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble. 12And in Your lovingkindness, cut off my enemies And destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am Your servant.
And of thy mercykindness; by implication (towards God) piety: rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty
cut offto extirpate -- consume, cut off, destroy, vanish.
mine enemieshating; an adversary -- enemy, foe.
and destroyto wander away, i.e. lose oneself; by implication to perish (causative, destroy)
all them that afflictto cramp, literally or figuratively
my soula breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental)
for I am thy servanta servant -- bondage, bondman, (bond-)servant, (man-)servant.
CommentaryMatthew Henry Commentary
143:7-12 David prays that God would be well pleased with him, and let him know that he was so. He pleads the wretchedness of his case, if God withdrew from him. But the night of distress and discouragement shall end in a morning of consolation and praise. He prays that he might be enlightened with the knowledge of God's will; and this is the first work of the Spirit. A good man does not ask the way in which is the most pleasant walking, but what is the right way. Not only show me what thy will is, but teach me how to do it. Those who have the Lord for their God, have his Spirit for their Guide; they are led by the Spirit. He prays that he might be enlivened to do God's will. But we should especially seek the destruction of our sins, our worst enemies, that we may be devotedly God's servants.
Cross ReferencesPsalm 52:5
But God will break you down forever; He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent, And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah.
He will recompense the evil to my foes; Destroy them in Your faithfulness.
O LORD, surely I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds.
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