New International Version
The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead.
King James Bible
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
Darby Bible Translation
For the enemy persecuteth my soul: he hath crushed my life down to the earth; he hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.
World English Bible
For the enemy pursues my soul. He has struck my life down to the ground. He has made me live in dark places, as those who have been long dead.
Young's Literal Translation
For an enemy hath pursued my soul, He hath bruised to the earth my life, He hath caused me to dwell in dark places, As the dead of old.
Psalm 143:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He hath made me to dwell in darkness - Literally, in dark places. This may be understood of David's taking refuge in caves and dens of the earth, to escape from his persecuting son; yea, even to take refuge in the tombs, or repositories of the dead.
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'Teach me to do Thy will; for Thou art my God! Thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.'--PSALM cxliii. 10. These two clauses mean substantially the same thing. The Psalmist's longings are expressed in the first of them in plain words, and in the second in a figure. 'To do God's will' is to be in 'the land of uprightness.' That phrase, in its literal application, means a stretch of level country, and hence is naturally employed as an emblem of a moral or religious condition. A life …
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Tell Me, O Thou whom My Soul Loveth, Where Thou Feedest, Where Thou Reposest at Midday, Lest I Should Begin to Wander after the Flocks of Thy Companions.
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We are brought down to the dust; our bodies cling to the ground.
because of what my enemy is saying, because of the threats of the wicked; for they bring down suffering on me and assail me in their anger.
Have regard for your covenant, because haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land.
You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.
Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners suffering in iron chains,
He has made me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
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