New International Version
May those who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
King James Bible
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
Darby Bible Translation
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion that seek after my soul; let them be turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine adversity;
World English Bible
Let them be disappointed and confounded who seek my soul. Let those who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
Young's Literal Translation
Let them be ashamed and confounded Who are seeking my soul, Let them be turned backward and blush Who are desiring my evil.
Psalm 70:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let them be turned backward - They are coming in a body against me. Lord, stop their progress!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
my soul. Rather,`my life,' [naphshee]; for the word has frequently this meaning.
You will observe that in this, and in the fortieth Psalm, this holy saying is put in opposition to the ungodly speeches of persecutors. The wicked say, "Aha, aha," therefore let those who love God's salvation have a common watchword with which to silence the malicious mockeries of the ungodly; let them say, "LET GOD BE MAGNIFIED." The earnestness of the wicked should be a stimulus to the fervency of the righteous. Surely, if God's enemies do not spare blasphemy and profanity, if they are always upon …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
Whether a Man May Merit Restoration after a Fall?
May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay.
May all who gloat over my distress be put to shame and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and disgrace.
May all who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me-- people without regard for God.
May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace.
Say to them, 'Hear the word of the Sovereign LORD. This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because you said "Aha!" over my sanctuary when it was desecrated and over the land of Israel when it was laid waste and over the people of Judah when they went into exile,
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