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,
Psalm 31:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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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LibraryGoodness 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
Other Fragments on the Psalms. Ii.
My Spirit on Thy Care
Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people made their plans how to have Jesus executed.
But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him.
In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.
The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;
All my enemies whisper together against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying,
You sit and testify against your brother and slander your own mother's son.
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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