New American Standard Bible
Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence.
King James Bible
Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
Darby Bible Translation
Deliver me not over to the will of mine adversaries; for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out violence.
World English Bible
Don't deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen up against me, such as breathe out cruelty.
Young's Literal Translation
Give me not to the will of my adversaries, For risen against me have false witnesses, And they breathe out violence to me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies - Let them not accomplish their desires in regard to me; let them not be able to carry out their purposes. The word here rendered "will" means properly "soul," but it is used here evidently to denote "wish" or "desire." Compare Psalm 35:25.
For false witnesses are risen up against me - People who would lay false charges against him, or who would wrongfully accuse him. They charged him with crimes which he never committed, and they persecuted him as if he were guilty of what they alleged against him.
And such as breathe out cruelty - That is, they meditate violence or cruel treatment. They are intent on this; they pant for it. Saul of Tarsus thus "breathed out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord." See the notes at Acts 9:1.
Library'Seek Ye' --'I Will Seek'
'When Thou saidst, Seek ye my face; My heart said unto Thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. 9. Hide not Thy face far from me.' --PSALM xxvii. 8, 9. We have here a report of a brief dialogue between God and a devout soul. The Psalmist tells us of God's invitation and of his acceptance, and on both he builds the prayer that the face which he had been bidden to seek, and had sought, may not be hid from him. The correspondence between what God said to him and what he said to God is even more emphatically …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Prayer in the Unconverted.
Out of the Deep of Fear and Anxiety.
The Acceptable Sacrifice;
They did not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. But later on two came forward,
Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,
"If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing,
"The judges shall investigate thoroughly, and if the witness is a false witness and he has accused his brother falsely,
From the wicked who despoil me, My deadly enemies who surround me.
Malicious witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I do not know.
The LORD will protect him and keep him alive, And he shall be called blessed upon the earth; And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
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