Psalm 27:2
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New International Version
When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.

King James Bible
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Darby Bible Translation
When evil-doers, mine adversaries and mine enemies, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

World English Bible
When evildoers came at me to eat up my flesh, even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.

Young's Literal Translation
When evil doers come near to me to eat my flesh, My adversaries and mine enemies to me, They have stumbled and fallen.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When the wicked - came upon me - Near as I appeared to you to be in danger of losing my life, I was safe enough in the hands of the Lord; and those who thought to have eaten me up, stumbled, failed of their purpose and fell; the Philistine lost his own life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

wicked

Psalm 3:7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for you have smitten all my enemies on the cheek bone; you have broken the teeth of the ungodly.

Psalm 18:4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

Psalm 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

Psalm 62:3,4 How long will you imagine mischief against a man? you shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall you be...

came upon [heb.] approached against
to

Psalm 14:4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not on the LORD.

Psalm 53:4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called on God.

Job 19:22 Why do you persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

Job 31:31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

they

Psalm 18:38-42 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet...

Psalm 118:12 They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

Isaiah 8:15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

John 18:3-6 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees...

Library
March 1. "Wait on the Lord" (Ps. xxvii. 14).
"Wait on the Lord" (Ps. xxvii. 14). How often this is said in the Bible, how little understood! It is what the old monk calls the "practice of the presence of God." It is the habit of prayer. It is the continued communion that not only asks, but receives. People often ask us to pray for them and we have to say, "Why, God has answered our prayer for you, and you must now take the answer. It is awaiting you, and you must take it by waiting on the Lord." This it is that renews the strength, until we
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Of the Proving of the True Lover
"My Son, thou art not yet strong and prudent in thy love." 2. Wherefore, O my Lord? 3. "Because for a little opposition thou fallest away from thy undertakings, and too eagerly seekest after consolation. The strong lover standeth fast in temptations, and believeth not the evil persuasions of the enemy. As in prosperity I please him, so in adversity I do not displease. 4. "The prudent lover considereth not the gift of the lover so much as the love of the giver. He looketh for the affection more
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Epistle vi. To Januarius, Bishop of Caralis (Cagliari).
To Januarius, Bishop of Caralis (Cagliari). Gregory to Januarius, &c. The Jews who have come hither from your city have complained to us that Peter, who has been brought by the will of God from their superstition to the worship of Christian faith, having taken with him certain disorderly persons, on the day after his baptism, that is on the Lord's day of the very Paschal festival, with grave scandal and without your consent, had taken possession of their synagogue in Caralis, and placed there the
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The victory of Unarmed Faith
'And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. 33. And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. 34. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock; 35. And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Psalm 9:3
My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.

Psalm 14:4
Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the LORD.

Psalm 124:6
Praise be to the LORD, who has not let us be torn by their teeth.

Daniel 3:17
If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty's hand.

Daniel 11:19
After this, he will turn back toward the fortresses of his own country but will stumble and fall, to be seen no more.

Micah 3:3
who eat my people's flesh, strip off their skin and break their bones in pieces; who chop them up like meat for the pan, like flesh for the pot?"

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