New International Version
For I said, "Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip."
King James Bible
For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
Darby Bible Translation
For I said, Let them not rejoice over me! When my foot slipped, they magnified [themselves] against me.
World English Bible
For I said, "Don't let them gloat over me, or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."
Young's Literal Translation
When I said, 'Lest they rejoice over me, In the slipping of my foot against me they magnified themselves.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When my foot slippeth - They watched for my halting; and when my foot slipped, they rejoiced that I had fallen into sin!
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Christ's Resurrection Song.
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How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
If indeed you would exalt yourselves above me and use my humiliation against me,
and my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye.
May all who gloat over my distress be put to shame and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and disgrace.
When I said, "My foot is slipping," your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.
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