New Living Translation
They come together to spy on me--watching my every step, eager to kill me.
King James Bible
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
Darby Bible Translation
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves; they mark my steps, because they wait for my soul.
World English Bible
They conspire and lurk, watching my steps, they are eager to take my life.
Young's Literal Translation
They assemble, they hide, they watch my heels, When they have expected my soul.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
56:6 They gather - After they have severally employed their thoughts against me, they meet together to compare them, and to put them in execution. Hide - They lurk secretly, that they may pry into my most private actions. Steps - That they may find some occasion to reproach me. Soul - Or, life, to take it away.
LibraryMotives to Holy Mourning
Let me exhort Christians to holy mourning. I now persuade to such a mourning as will prepare the soul for blessedness. Oh that our hearts were spiritual limbecs, distilling the water of holy tears! Christ's doves weep. They that escape shall be like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity' (Ezekiel 7:16). There are several divine motives to holy mourning: 1 Tears cannot be put to a better use. If you weep for outward losses, you lose your tears. It is like a shower …
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12
The Providence of God
Facing Life's Record
Degrees of Sin
They track me down and surround me, watching for the chance to throw me to the ground.
They have set an ambush for me. Fierce enemies are out there waiting, LORD, though I have not sinned or offended them.
Hide me from the plots of this evil mob, from this gang of wrongdoers.
For my enemies are whispering against me. They are plotting together to kill me.
They gang up against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.
those who plot evil in their hearts and stir up trouble all day long.
If any nation comes to fight you, it is not because I sent them. Whoever attacks you will go down in defeat.
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