New International Version
Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me--
King James Bible
Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore should I fear in the days of adversity, [when] the iniquity of my supplanters encompasseth me? --
World English Bible
Why should I fear in the days of evil, when iniquity at my heels surrounds me?
Young's Literal Translation
Why do I fear in days of evil? The iniquity of my supplanters doth compass me.
Psalm 49:5 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The iniquity of my heels - Perhaps עקבי akebai, which we translate my heels, should be considered the contracted plural of עקבים akebim, supplanters. The verse would then read thus: "Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, though the iniquity of my supplanters should compass me about." The Syriac and Arabic have taken a similar view of the passage: "Why should I fear in the evil day, when the iniquity of my enemies compasses me about." And so Dr. Kennicott translates it.
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'Like sheep they are laid in the grave; Death shall feed on them.' --PSALM xlix. 14. 'The Lamb which is in the midst of the Throne shall feed them.' --REV. vii. 17. These two verses have a much closer parallelism in expression than appears in our Authorised Version. If you turn to the Revised Version you will find that it rightly renders the former of my texts, 'Death shall be their shepherd,' and the latter, 'The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall be their Shepherd.' The Old Testament …
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The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?
you grant them relief from days of trouble, till a pit is dug for the wicked.
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