New International Version
With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish.
King James Bible
They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
Darby Bible Translation
They take crafty counsel against thy people, and consult against thy hidden ones:
World English Bible
They conspire with cunning against your people. They plot against your cherished ones.
Young's Literal Translation
Against Thy people they take crafty counsel, And consult against Thy hidden ones.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Consulted against thy hidden ones - צפוניך tsephuneycha, Thy hidden things; places; persons. "The hidden things in thy treasures." - Chaldee. "Thy holy ones." - Syriac. "Thy saints." - Vulgate and Septuagint; and so the Ethiopic and Arabic. The people of Israel are probably meant. Or perhaps the temple, the ark, and the treasures of the temple, are intended.
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In the second period of the history of the Church under the Christian Empire, the Church, although existing in two divisions of the Empire and experiencing very different political fortunes, may still be regarded as forming a whole. The theological controversies distracting the Church, although different in the two halves of the Graeco-Roman world, were felt to some extent in both divisions of the Empire and not merely in the one in which they were principally fought out; and in the condemnation …
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they came together to wage war against Joshua and Israel.
They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and stir up trouble against it.
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.
In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.
Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers.
For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together.
Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the LORD, who do their work in darkness and think, "Who sees us? Who will know?"
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