English Standard Version
They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.
King James Bible
They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
American Standard Version
They have compassed me about also with words of hatred, And fought against me without a cause.
They have spoken against with deceitful tongues; and they have compassed me about with words of hatred; and have fought against me without cause.
English Revised Version
They compassed me about also with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.
Webster's Bible Translation
They encompassed me also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Psalm 60:7-14 forms this second half. The clause expressing the purpose with למען, as in its original, has the following הושׁיעה for its principal clause upon which it depends. Instead of ועננוּ, which one might have expected, the expression used here is וענני without any interchange of the mode of writing and of reading it; many printed copies have ועננו here also; Baer, following Norzi, correctly has וענני. Instead of ולי...לי, Psalm 60:9, we here read לי...לי, which is less soaring. And instead of Cry aloud concerning me, O Philistia do I shout for joy (the triumphant cry of the victor); in accordance with which Hupfeld wishes to take התרועעי in the former as infinitive: "over (עלי instead of עלי) Philistia is my shouting for joy" (התרועעי instead of התרועעי, since the infinitive does not admit of this pausal form of the imperative). For עיר מצור we have here the more usual form of expression עיר מבצר. Psalm 108:12 is weakened by the omission of the אתּה (הלא).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: 'They hated me without a cause.'
For without cause they hid their net for me; without cause they dug a pit for my life.
More in number than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause; mighty are those who would destroy me, those who attack me with lies. What I did not steal must I now restore?
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