Psalm 31:13
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New International Version
For I hear many whispering, "Terror on every side!" They conspire against me and plot to take my life.

King James Bible
For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

Darby Bible Translation
For I have heard the slander of many -- terror on every side -- when they take counsel together against me: they plot to take away my life.

World English Bible
For I have heard the slander of many, terror on every side, while they conspire together against me, they plot to take away my life.

Young's Literal Translation
For I have heard an evil account of many, Fear is round about. In their being united against me, To take my life they have devised,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I have heard the slander of many - To this and the two foregoing verses the reader may find several parallels; Jeremiah 18:18 to the end of Jeremiah 19:1-15., and ten first verses of chapter 20: This has caused several to suppose that Jeremiah was the author of this Psalm.

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I have

Psalm 55:10 Day and night they go about it on the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the middle of it.

Psalm 101:5 Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

1 Samuel 22:8-10 That all of you have conspired against me, and there is none that shows me that my son has made a league with the son of Jesse...

1 Samuel 24:9 And David said to Saul, Why hear you men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt?

Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting...

Luke 23:1,2,5 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him to Pilate...

fear

Psalm 56:1-3 Be merciful to me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresses me...

Psalm 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows...

Jeremiah 6:25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.

Jeremiah 20:3,4 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah to him...

Lamentations 2:22 You have called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so that in the day of the LORD's anger none escaped nor remained...

while

1 Samuel 19:10-17 And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin: but he slipped away out of Saul's presence...

1 Samuel 20:33 And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.

1 Samuel 23:19,20 Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Does not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood...

2 Samuel 17:1-4 Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night...

Jeremiah 11:19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying...

Matthew 26:3,4,59 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the palace of the high priest...

Matthew 27:1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

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Goodness Wrought and Goodness Laid Up
'Oh how great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men!'--PSALM xxxi. 19. The Psalmist has been describing, with the eloquence of misery, his own desperate condition, in all manner of metaphors which he heaps together--'sickness,' 'captivity,' 'like a broken vessel,' 'as a dead man out of mind.' But in the depth of desolation he grasps at God's hand, and that lifts him up out of the pit. 'I trusted
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

'Lying Vanities'
'They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.'--JONAH 11. 8. Jonah's refusal to obey the divine command to go to Nineveh and cry against it is best taken, not as prosaic history, but as a poetical representation of Israel's failure to obey the divine call of witnessing for God. In like manner, his being cast into the sea and swallowed by the great fish, is a poetic reproduction, for homiletical purposes, of Israel's sufferings at the hands of the heathen whom it had failed to warn. The
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Other Fragments on the Psalms. Ii.
On Psalm xxxi. 22. Of the Triumph of the Christian Faith. The mercy of God is not so "marvellous" when it is shown in humbler cities as when it is shown in "a strong city," [1389] and for this reason "God is to be blessed."
Hippolytus—The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus

My Spirit on Thy Care
[861]Emmaus: [862]St. Michael: Louis Bourgeois, 1551; Arr. William Crotch, 1836 Psalm 31 Henry F. Lyte, 1834 My spirit on Thy care, Blest Savior, I recline; Thou wilt not leave me to despair, For Thou art love divine. In Thee I place my trust, On Thee I calmly rest; I know Thee good, I know Thee just, And count thy choice the best. Whate'er events betide, Thy will they all perform: Safe in Thy breast my head I hide, Nor fear the coming storm. Let good or ill befall, It must be good for me; Secure
Various—The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA

Cross References
Matthew 27:1
Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people made their plans how to have Jesus executed.

Genesis 37:18
But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him.

Psalm 31:20
In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.

Psalm 37:12
The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;

Psalm 41:7
All my enemies whisper together against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying,

Psalm 50:20
You sit and testify against your brother and slander your own mother's son.

Psalm 62:4
Surely they intend to topple me from my lofty place; they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse.

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