Psalm 27:2
New International Version
When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.

New Living Translation
When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.

English Standard Version
When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall.

Berean Study Bible
When the wicked came upon me to devour my flesh, my enemies and foes stumbled and fell.

New American Standard Bible
When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.

King James Bible
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Christian Standard Bible
When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh, my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell.

Contemporary English Version
Brutal people may attack and try to kill me, but they will stumble. Fierce enemies may attack, but they will fall.

Good News Translation
When evil people attack me and try to kill me, they stumble and fall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh, my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell.

International Standard Version
When those who practice evil, my enemies, and my oppressors come near me to devour my flesh, they stumble and fall.

NET Bible
When evil men attack me to devour my flesh, when my adversaries and enemies attack me, they stumble and fall.

New Heart English Bible
When evildoers came at me to eat up my flesh, even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When the evil approached me to consume my flesh, my enemies and my haters stumbled together and fell.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Evildoers closed in on me to tear me to pieces. My opponents and enemies stumbled and fell.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh, Even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.

New American Standard 1977
When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

King James 2000 Bible
When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

American King James Version
When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

American Standard Version
When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh, Even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whilst the wicked draw near against me, to eat my flesh. My enemies that trouble me, have themselves been weakened, and have fallen.

Darby Bible Translation
When evil-doers, mine adversaries and mine enemies, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

English Revised Version
When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh, even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.

Webster's Bible Translation
When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

World English Bible
When evildoers came at me to eat up my flesh, even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.

Young's Literal Translation
When evil doers come near to me to eat my flesh, My adversaries and mine enemies to me, They have stumbled and fallen.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The LORD is My Salvation
1Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—whom shall I dread? 2When the wicked came upon me to devour my flesh, my enemies and foes stumbled and fell. 3Though an army encamps around me, my heart will not fear; though a war breaks out against me, I will keep my trust.…
Cross References
Psalm 9:3
When my enemies retreat, they stumble and perish before You.

Psalm 14:4
Will the workers of iniquity never learn? They devour my people like bread; they refuse to call upon the LORD.

Psalm 124:6
Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as prey to their teeth.

Daniel 3:17
If the God whom we serve exists, then He is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and from your hand, O king.

Daniel 11:19
After this, he will turn back his face to the fortresses of his own land, but he will stumble and fall and be no more.

Micah 3:3
You eat the flesh of my people after stripping off their skin and breaking their bones. You chop them up like meat for the cooking pot, like meat in a kettle."

Treasury of Scripture

When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

wicked

Psalm 3:7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for you have smitten all my enemies …

Psalm 18:4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

Psalm 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed …

Psalm 62:3,4 How long will you imagine mischief against a man? you shall be slain …

came upon [heb.] approached against
to

Psalm 14:4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people …

Psalm 53:4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as …

Job 19:22 Why do you persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

Job 31:31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! …

they

Psalm 18:38-42 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen …

Psalm 118:12 They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire …

Isaiah 8:15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be …

John 18:3-6 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief …







Lexicon
When the wicked
מְרֵעִים֮ (mə·rê·‘îm)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7489: To spoil, to make, good for, nothing, bad

came
בִּקְרֹ֤ב (biq·rōḇ)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7126: To come near, approach

upon me
עָלַ֨י ׀ (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

to devour
לֶאֱכֹ֪ל (le·’ĕ·ḵōl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

my flesh,
בְּשָׂ֫רִ֥י (bə·śā·rî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

my enemies
צָרַ֣י (ṣā·ray)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6862: Narrow, a tight place, a pebble, an opponent

and foes
וְאֹיְבַ֣י (wə·’ō·yə·ḇay)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

stumbled
כָשְׁל֣וּ (ḵā·šə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3782: To totter, waver, to falter, stumble, faint, fall

and fell.
וְנָפָֽלוּ׃ (wə·nā·p̄ā·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie
(2) When . . .--Literally, In the coming against me (of) the wicked to devour my flesh--my enemies and my foes to me--themselves stumbled and fell. Job 19:22 would allow us to understand those who eat up flesh, as a figure for calumniators and detractors; but the context marks out the situation so clearly as that of a warrior, that we rather take it as a general metaphor for savage and violent attacks. To me, is an emphatic repetition--my enemies, mine.

Verse 2. - When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. A special occasion seems to be intended, so that the LXX. have rightly, ἠσθένησαν καὶ ἔπεσαν. Some unrecorded event in the war with Absalom before the final struggle, is probably alluded to. There is an emphasis on "mine enemies," which implies that the adversaries were not the foes of the country, but David's personal foes. 27:1-6 The Lord, who is the believer's light, is the strength of his life; not only by whom, but in whom he lives and moves. In God let us strengthen ourselves. The gracious presence of God, his power, his promise, his readiness to hear prayer, the witness of his Spirit in the hearts of his people; these are the secret of his tabernacle, and in these the saints find cause for that holy security and peace of mind in which they dwell at ease. The psalmist prays for constant communion with God in holy ordinances. All God's children desire to dwell in their Father's house. Not to sojourn there as a wayfaring man, to tarry but for a night; or to dwell there for a time only, as the servant that abides not in the house for ever; but to dwell there all the days of their life, as children with a father. Do we hope that the praising of God will be the blessedness of our eternity? Surely then we ought to make it the business of our time. This he had at heart more than any thing. Whatever the Christian is as to this life, he considers the favour and service of God as the one thing needful. This he desires, prays for and seeks after, and in it he rejoices.
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