New International Version
or they will tear me apart like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
King James Bible
Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
Darby Bible Translation
Lest he tear my soul like a lion, crushing it while there is no deliverer.
World English Bible
lest they tear apart my soul like a lion, ripping it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
Young's Literal Translation
Lest he tear as a lion my soul, Rending, and there is no deliverer.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Lest he tear my soul like a lion - These words seem to answer well to Saul. As the lion is king in the forest; so was Saul king over the land. As the lion, in his fierceness, seizes at once, and tears his prey in pieces; so David expected to be seized and suddenly destroyed by Saul. He had already, in his rage, thrown his javelin at him, intending to have pierced him to the wall with it. As from the power of the lion no beast in the forest could deliver any thing; so David knew that Saul's power was irresistible, and that none of his friends or well-wishers could save or deliver him out of such hands. "Lest he tear my soul (my life) like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver." All this answers to Saul, and to none else.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
not to deliver. Heb. not a deliverer
LibraryJanuary the Twenty-Ninth Noble Revenge
"I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy." --PSALM vii. 4. That is the noblest revenge, and in those moments David had intimate knowledge of the spirit of his Lord. "If thine enemy hunger, feed him!" Evil for good is devil-like. To receive a favour and to return a blow! To obtain the gift of language, and then to use one's speech to curse the giver! To use a sacred sword is unholy warfare! All this is devil-like. Evil for evil is beast-like. Yes, the dog bites back when it is …
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They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a fierce lion crouching in cover.
But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; assailants gathered against me without my knowledge. They slandered me without ceasing.
"Consider this, you who forget God, or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:
I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts-- men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.
They say, "God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, for no one will rescue him."
I waited patiently till dawn, but like a lion he broke all my bones; day and night you made an end of me.
Slaves rule over us, and there is no one to free us from their hands.
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