New International Version
See how they lie in wait for me! Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, LORD.
King James Bible
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
For behold, they lie in wait for my soul; strong ones are gathered against me: not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah.
World English Bible
For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul. The mighty gather themselves together against me, not for my disobedience, nor for my sin, Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
For, lo, they laid wait for my soul, Assembled against me are strong ones, Not my transgression nor my sin, O Jehovah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul - For my life. See the passages referred to above.
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1 Samuel 24:11
See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. See that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life.
LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands--
if I have repaid my ally with evil or without cause have robbed my foe--
like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, hoping to take my life.
Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal.
The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.
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