Psalm 38:12 {37:13}
Good News Translation
Those who want to kill me lay traps for me, and those who want to hurt me threaten to ruin me; they never stop plotting against me.

Contemporary English Version
All who want me dead set traps to catch me, and those who want to harm and destroy me plan and plot all day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long.

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And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long.

lay snares

Psalm 10:9 His eyes are upon the poor man: He lieth in wait in secret like a lion in his den. He lieth in ambush that he may catch the poor man: to catch the poor, whilst he draweth him to him.

Psalm 64:2-5 Thou hast protected me from the assembly of the malignant; from the multitude of the workers of iniquity. . . .

Psalm 119:110 Sinners have laid a snare for me: but I have not erred from thy precepts.

Psalm 140:5 The proud have hidden a net for me. And they have stretched out cords for a snare: they have laid for me a stumblingblock by the wayside.

Psalm 141:9 Keep me from the snare, which they have laid for me, and from the stumblingblocks of them that work iniquity.

2 Samuel 17:1-3 And Achitophel said to Absalom: I will choose me twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night. . . .

Luke 20:19,20 And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him the same hour: but they feared the people, for they knew that he spoke this parable to them. . . .

speak

Psalm 35:20 For they spoke indeed peaceably to me; and speaking in the anger of the earth they devised guile.

Psalm 62:3,4 How long do you rush in upon a man? you all kill, as if you were thrusting down a leaning wall, and a tottering fence. . . .

2 Samuel 16:7,8 And thus said Semei when he cursed the king: Come out, come out, thou man of blood, and thou man of Belial. . . .

Luke 20:21,22 And they asked him, saying: Master, we know that thou speakest and teachest rightly: and thou dost not respect any person, but teachest the way of God in truth. . . .

Context
Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
11My friends and my neighbours have drawn near, and stood against me. And they that were near me stood afar off: 12And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long.13But I, as a deaf man, heard not: and as a dumb man not opening his mouth.…
Cross References
Psalm 35:4
Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek after my soul. Let them be turned back and be confounded that devise evil against me.

Psalm 35:20
For they spoke indeed peaceably to me; and speaking in the anger of the earth they devised guile.

Psalm 41:5
My enemies have spoken evils against me: when shall he die and his name perish?

Psalm 43:1
A psalm for David. Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.

Psalm 54:3
For strangers have risen up against me; and the mighty have sought after my soul: and they have not set God before their eyes.

Psalm 140:5
The proud have hidden a net for me. And they have stretched out cords for a snare: they have laid for me a stumblingblock by the wayside.

Psalm 141:9
Keep me from the snare, which they have laid for me, and from the stumblingblocks of them that work iniquity.

Proverbs 24:2
Because their mind studieth robberies, and their lips speak deceits.

Additional Translations
Those who seek my life lay snares; those who wish me harm speak destruction, and plot deceit all day long.They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

They also that seek after my life lay snares for me ; And they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, And meditate deceits all the day long.

While they pressed hard upon me that sought my soul: and they that sought my hurt spoke vanities, and devised deceits all the day.

And they that seek after my life lay snares [for me]; and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all the day long.

They also that seek after my life lay snares for me; and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

They also who seek after my life lay snares. Those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all day long.

And those seeking my soul lay a snare, And those seeking my evil Have spoken mischievous things, And they do deceits meditate all the day.
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