New International Version
Deliver me from evildoers and save me from those who are after my blood.
King James Bible
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.
Darby Bible Translation
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from men of blood.
World English Bible
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity. Save me from the bloodthirsty men.
Young's Literal Translation
Deliver me from workers of iniquity, And from men of blood save me.
Psalm 59:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The workers of iniquity - Principally Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian; who were the chief enemies of the poor returned captives.
Bloody men - The above, who sought the destruction of the Israelites; and particularly, that of Nehemiah, whom four several times they endeavored to bring into an ambush, that they might take away his life. See Nehemiah 6:1-4.
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Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their children.
Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with those who are bloodthirsty,
Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil, who speak cordially with their neighbors but harbor malice in their hearts.
See how the evildoers lie fallen-- thrown down, not able to rise!
Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on God.
Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers.
that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.
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