Psalm 119:95
New International Version
The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.

New Living Translation
Though the wicked hide along the way to kill me, I will quietly keep my mind on your laws.

English Standard Version
The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your testimonies.

Berean Study Bible
The wicked wait to destroy me, but I will ponder Your testimonies.

King James Bible
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.

New King James Version
The wicked wait for me to destroy me, But I will consider Your testimonies.

New American Standard Bible
The wicked wait for me to destroy me; I will diligently consider Your testimonies.

NASB 1995
The wicked wait for me to destroy me; I shall diligently consider Your testimonies.

NASB 1977
The wicked wait for me to destroy me; I shall diligently consider Thy testimonies.

Amplified Bible
The wicked wait for me to destroy me, But I will consider Your testimonies.

Christian Standard Bible
The wicked hope to destroy me, but I contemplate your decrees.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The wicked hope to destroy me, but I contemplate Your decrees.

American Standard Version
The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me; But I will consider thy testimonies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil lay wait for me to destroy me and I have understood your testimonies.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Sinners laid wait for me to destroy me; but I understood thy testimonies.

Contemporary English Version
Brutal enemies are waiting to ambush and destroy me, but I obey your rules.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I have understood thy testimonies.

English Revised Version
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; but I will consider thy testimonies.

Good News Translation
The wicked are waiting to kill me, but I will meditate on your laws.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The wicked people have waited for me in order to destroy me, [yet] I want to understand your written instructions.

International Standard Version
The wicked lay in wait to destroy me, while I ponder your decrees.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; But I will consider Thy testimonies.

Literal Standard Version
Your wicked waited for me to destroy me, I understand Your testimonies.

NET Bible
The wicked prepare to kill me, yet I concentrate on your rules.

New Heart English Bible
The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me. I will consider your statutes.

World English Bible
The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me. I will consider your statutes.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy wicked waited for me to destroy me, Thy testimonies I understand.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
94I am Yours; save me, for I have sought Your precepts. 95The wicked wait to destroy me, but I will ponder Your testimonies. 96I have seen a limit to all perfection, but Your commandment is without limit.…

Cross References
Psalm 40:14
May those who seek my life be ashamed and confounded; may those who wish me harm be repelled and humiliated.

Psalm 119:96
I have seen a limit to all perfection, but Your commandment is without limit.

Isaiah 32:7
The weapons of the scoundrel are destructive; he hatches plots to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just.


Treasury of Scripture

The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider your testimonies.

wicked

Psalm 119:61,69,85-87
The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law…

Psalm 10:8-10
He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor…

Psalm 27:2
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

but I

Psalm 119:24,31,111,125,129,167
Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellers…









Verse 95. - The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; or, "laid in wait for me" (comp. Psalm 56:6, where the same verb is used). But I will consider thy testimonies I will look to thy word of promise, and so sustain their assaults upon me.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The wicked
רְשָׁעִ֣ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

wait
קִוּ֣וּ (qiw·wū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6960: To bind together, collect, to expect

to destroy
לְאַבְּדֵ֑נִי (lə·’ab·bə·ḏê·nî)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

me,
לִ֤י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

but I will ponder
אֶתְבּוֹנָֽן׃ (’eṯ·bō·w·nān)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

Your testimonies.
עֵ֝דֹתֶ֗יךָ (‘ê·ḏō·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5713: Testimony, witness


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