New International Version
Those who want to kill me set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme and lie.
King James Bible
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.
Darby Bible Translation
And they that seek after my life lay snares [for me]; and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all the day long.
World English Bible
They also who seek after my life lay snares. Those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all day long.
Young's Literal Translation
And those seeking my soul lay a snare, And those seeking my evil Have spoken mischievous things, And they do deceits meditate all the day.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They also that seek after my life - They act towards me as huntsmen after their prey; they lay snares to take away my life. Perhaps this means only that they wished for his death, and would have been glad to have had it in their power to end his days. Others spoke all manner of evil of him, and told falsities against him all the day long.
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Matth. xi. 28.--"Come unto me, all ye that labour, and are wearied," &c. It is the great misery of Christians in this life, that they have such poor, narrow, and limited spirits, that are not fit to receive the truth of the gospel in its full comprehension; from whence manifold misapprehensions in judgment, and stumbling in practice proceed. The beauty and life of things consist in their entire union with one another, and in the conjunction of all their parts. Therefore it would not be a fit way …
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Christ's Resurrection Song.
Notes on the Third Century
How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay.
They do not speak peaceably, but devise false accusations against those who live quietly in the land.
My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die and his name perish?"
Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation. Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked.
Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me-- people without regard for God.
The arrogant have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path.
Keep me safe from the traps set by evildoers, from the snares they have laid for me.
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