Psalm 38:19
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New International Version
Many have become my enemies without cause; those who hate me without reason are numerous.

New Living Translation
I have many aggressive enemies; they hate me without reason.

English Standard Version
But my foes are vigorous, they are mighty, and many are those who hate me wrongfully.

New American Standard Bible
But my enemies are vigorous and strong, And many are those who hate me wrongfully.

King James Bible
But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But my enemies are vigorous and powerful; many hate me for no reason.

International Standard Version
But my enemies are alive and well; those who hate me for no reason are numerous.

NET Bible
But those who are my enemies for no reason are numerous; those who hate me without cause outnumber me.

New Heart English Bible
But my enemies are vigorous and many. Those who hate me without reason are numerous.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My enemies have been strengthened and have seen and my lying haters have increased.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My mortal enemies are growing stronger. Many hate me for no reason.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But mine enemies are strong in health; And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

New American Standard 1977
But my enemies are vigorous and strong;
            And many are those who hate me wrongfully.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For my enemies are alive, and they are strong, and those that hate me wrongfully are multiplied;

King James 2000 Bible
But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

American King James Version
But my enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

American Standard Version
But mine enemies are lively, and are strong; And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But my enemies live, and are stronger that I : and they hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Darby Bible Translation
But mine enemies are lively, they are strong; and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied:

English Revised Version
But mine enemies are lively, and are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Webster's Bible Translation
But my enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

World English Bible
But my enemies are vigorous and many. Those who hate me without reason are numerous.

Young's Literal Translation
And mine enemies are lively, They have been strong, and those hating me without cause, Have been multiplied.
Study Bible
O Lord, Don’t Rebuke Me in Your Wrath
18For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin. 19But my enemies are vigorous and strong, And many are those who hate me wrongfully. 20And those who repay evil for good, They oppose me, because I follow what is good.…
Cross References
Psalm 9:13
Be gracious to me, O LORD; See my affliction from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of death,

Psalm 18:17
He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.

Psalm 35:19
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.

Psalm 69:4
Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; Those who would destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies; What I did not steal, I then have to restore.
Treasury of Scripture

But my enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

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are lively [heb.] being living are strong. Instead of [chaymin], `lively' Bp Lowth would read chinmon `without cause'--`but mine enemies without cause have strengthened themselves.' As this emendation renders this member of the sentence parallel to the other, it is by no means improbable

Psalm 35:19 Let not them that are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither …

Psalm 79:5 How long, LORD? will you be angry for ever? shall your jealousy burn like fire?

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Psalm 35:19 Let not them that are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither …

Psalm 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: …

Matthew 10:22 And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that …

John 15:18-25 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you…

Acts 4:25-28 Who by the mouth of your servant David have said, Why did the heathen …

(19) But mine enemies are lively.--See margin. But the parallelism and a comparison with Psalm 35:19 lead to the suspicion that the true reading is "without cause."

Verse 19. - But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong. The psalmist goes back to the thought of his enemies, to whom he has made no answer, and whom he has not ventured to rebuke (vers. 13, 14). He remembers that they are full of life and strength; he calls to mind the fact that they are many in number; he puts on record the cause of their enmity, which is not his sin, but his earnest endeavour to forsake his sin and follow after righteousness (ver. 20); and then, in conclusion, he makes a direct appeal to God for aid against them - first negatively (ver. 21), and then positively in the final outburst, "Make haste to help me, O Lord my Salvation" (ver. 22). And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. This suits well the time of Absalom's conspiracy, when day by day more and more of the people forsook David and joined the party of his son. (2 Samuel 15:12, 13). But mine enemies are lively,.... Or "living" (q) or "live"; not in a spiritual sense; for they had no lively hope, nor living faith, but were dead in trespasses and sins; nor merely in a natural sense, or corporeally, so David was living himself; but in great prosperity and worldly happiness, and so were brisk and cheerful, and lived a merry and pleasent life;

and they are strong; not only hale and robust in body, but abounded in riches and wealth, which are the strength of wicked men;

and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied; that is, such as hated him without a cause, and made lies and falsehoods the reasons of it: these increased in numbers, or in their outward state and circumstances; see Psalm 73:4.

(q) "viventes", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius. 19, 20. Still, while humbled before God, he is the victim of deadly enemies, full of malice and treachery.

enemies are lively—literally, "of life," who would take my life, that is, deadly.38:12-22 Wicked men hate goodness, even when they benefit by it. David, in the complaints he makes of his enemies, seems to refer to Christ. But our enemies do us real mischief only when they drive us from God and our duty. The true believer's trouble will be made useful; he will learn to wait for his God, and will not seek relief from the world or himself. The less we notice the unkindness and injuries that are done us, the more we consult the quiet of our own minds. David's troubles were the chastisement and the consequence of his transgressions, whilst Christ suffered for our sins and ours only. What right can a sinner have to yield to impatience or anger, when mercifully corrected for his sins? David was very sensible of the present workings of corruption in him. Good men, by setting their sorrow continually before them, have been ready to fall; but by setting God always before them, they have kept their standing. If we are truly penitent for sin, that will make us patient under affliction. Nothing goes nearer to the heart of a believer when in affliction, than to be under the apprehension of God's deserting him; nor does any thing come more feelingly from his heart than this prayer, Be not far from me. The Lord will hasten to help those who trust in him as their salvation.
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