New International Version
My adversaries pursue me all day long; in their pride many are attacking me.
King James Bible
Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.
Darby Bible Translation
Mine enemies would swallow [me] up all the day long; for they are many that fight against me haughtily.
World English Bible
My enemies want to swallow me up all day long, for they are many who fight proudly against me.
Young's Literal Translation
Mine enemies have swallowed up all the day, For many are fighting against me, O most High,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O thou Most High - מרום marom. I do not think that this word expresses any attribute of God, or indeed is at all addressed to him. It signifies, literally, from on high, or froen a high or elevated place: "For the multitudes fight against me from the high or elevated place;" the place of authority - the court and cabinet of Saul.
Most of the Versions begin the next verse with this word: "From the light of the day, though I fear, yet will I trust in thee." From the time that persecution waxes hot against me, though I often am seized with fear, yet I am enabled to maintain my trust in thee. Dr. Kennicott thinks there is a corruption here, and proposes to read: "I look upwards all the day long."
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enemies [heb.] observers
LibraryMarch 27. "What Time I am Afraid, I Will Trust in Thee" (Ps. Lvi. 3).
"What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee" (Ps. lvi. 3). We shall never forget a remark Mr. George Mueller once made in answer to a gentleman who asked him the best way to have strong faith. "The only way," replied the patriarch of faith, "to learn strong faith is to endure great trials. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testings." This is very true. The time to trust is when all else fails. Dear one, if you scarcely realize the value of your present opportunity, if you are …
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Of David. Contend, LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.
Do not let them think, "Aha, just what we wanted!" or say, "We have swallowed him up."
He rescues me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me.
He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me-- God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.
they would have swallowed us alive when their anger flared against us;
"Though you were ruined and made desolate and your land laid waste, now you will be too small for your people, and those who devoured you will be far away.
All your enemies open their mouths wide against you; they scoff and gnash their teeth and say, "We have swallowed her up. This is the day we have waited for; we have lived to see it."
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