New American Standard Bible
O God, arrogant men have risen up against me, And a band of violent men have sought my life, And they have not set You before them.
King James Bible
O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.
Darby Bible Translation
O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assembly of the violent seek after my soul, and they have not set thee before them.
World English Bible
God, the proud have risen up against me. A company of violent men have sought after my soul, and they don't hold regard for you before them.
Young's Literal Translation
O God, the proud have risen up against me, And a company of the terrible sought my soul, And have not placed Thee before them,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
O God, the proud are risen against me - People who are self-confident, ambitious, haughty; who do not regard the welfare or the rights of others; who are disposed to trample down all others in order that they may accomplish their own purposes; these are the people who have opposed me and sought my life. This would apply either to the time of Saul or of Absalom. In both these cases there were men who would correspond to this description.
And the assemblies of violent men - Margin," terrible." The Septuagint and the Vulgate render this, "the synagogue of the wicked." The word rendered violent means properly terrible, inspiring terror; then, violent, fierce, lawless, tyrants. The idea here is that they pursued their object by violence and not by right; they did it in a fierce and savage manner, or in such a way as to inspire terror. The word assembly here means merely that they were banded together; what was done was the result of a conspiracy or combination.
Have sought after my soul - After my life.
And have not set thee before them - They do not fear thee; they do not act as if in thy presence; they have no regard for thee, for thy law, for thy favor, for thy threatenings.
Library"Behold Your God!"
In Isaiah's day the spiritual understanding of mankind was dark through misapprehension of God. Long had Satan sought to lead men to look upon their Creator as the author of sin and suffering and death. Those whom he had thus deceived, imagined that God was hard and exacting. They regarded Him as watching to denounce and condemn, unwilling to receive the sinner so long as there was a legal excuse for not helping him. The law of love by which heaven is ruled had been misrepresented by the archdeceiver …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Sermons of St. Bernard on the Passing of Malachy
For strangers have risen against me And violent men have sought my life; They have not set God before them. Selah.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men
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