Psalm 38:12
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New International Version
Those who want to kill me set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme and lie.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, my enemies lay traps to kill me. Those who wish me harm make plans to ruin me. All day long they plan their treachery.

English Standard Version
Those who seek my life lay their snares; those who seek my hurt speak of ruin and meditate treachery all day long.

Berean Study Bible
Those who seek my life lay snares; those who wish me harm speak destruction, and plot deceit all day long.

New American Standard Bible
Those who seek my life lay snares for me; And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction, And they devise treachery all day long.

King James Bible
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

Christian Standard Bible
Those who intend to kill me set traps, and those who want to harm me threaten to destroy me; they plot treachery all day long.

Contemporary English Version
All who want me dead set traps to catch me, and those who want to harm and destroy me plan and plot all day.

Good News Translation
Those who want to kill me lay traps for me, and those who want to hurt me threaten to ruin me; they never stop plotting against me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who seek my life set traps, and those who want to harm me threaten to destroy me; they plot treachery all day long.

International Standard Version
Those who seek my life lay snares for me; those who seek to do me harm brag all day long about their wicked planning.

NET Bible
Those who seek my life try to entrap me; those who want to harm me speak destructive words; all day long they say deceitful things.

New Heart English Bible
They also who seek after my life lay snares. Those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all day long.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those who seek my life and seek my affliction took me and have spoken lies and have been meditating deceit all day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who seek my life lay traps for me. Those who are out to harm me talk about ruining me. All day long they think of ways to deceive me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me; And they that seek my hurt speak crafty devices, And utter deceits all the day.

New American Standard 1977
Those who seek my life lay snares for me; And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction, And they devise treachery all day long.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Those that seek after my life lay snares for me, and those that seek my hurt speak calamities and imagine deceits all the day long.

King James 2000 Bible
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and plan deceit all the day long.

American King James Version
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

American Standard Version
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me ; And they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, And meditate deceits all the day long.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long.

Darby Bible Translation
And they that seek after my life lay snares [for me]; and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all the day long.

English Revised Version
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me; and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

Webster's Bible Translation
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

World English Bible
They also who seek after my life lay snares. Those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all day long.

Young's Literal Translation
And those seeking my soul lay a snare, And those seeking my evil Have spoken mischievous things, And they do deceits meditate all the day.
Study Bible
Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
11My beloved and friends shun my disease, and my kinsmen stand at a distance. 12Those who seek my life lay snares; those who wish me harm speak destruction, and plot deceit all day long. 13But I, like a deaf man, do not hear, and like a mute man, I do not open my mouth.…
Cross References
Psalm 35:4
May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plan to harm me be driven back and confounded.

Psalm 35:20
For they do not speak peace, but devise deceitful schemes against those who live quietly in the land.

Psalm 41:5
My enemies say with malice: "When will he die and be forgotten?"

Psalm 43:1
Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; deliver me from deceitful and unjust men.

Psalm 54:3
For strangers rise up against me, and ruthless men seek my life--men with no regard for God. Selah

Psalm 140:5
The proud hide a snare for me; the cords of their net are spread along the path, and lures are set out for me. Selah

Psalm 141:9
Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, and from the lures of the evildoers.

Proverbs 24:2
for their hearts devise violence, and their lips declare trouble.

Treasury of Scripture

They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

lay snares

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Psalm 141:9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins …

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Luke 20:19,20 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay …

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Psalm 35:20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against …

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2 Samuel 16:7,8 And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, you bloody …

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Verse 12. - They also that seek after my life lay snares for me. To the desertion of friends is added the persecution of enemies, who take advantage of the debility and prostration caused by sickness to plot against the writer's life, to "lay snares for him," and devise evil against him. Those who assign the psalm to David suppose the devices described in 2 Samuel 15:1-6 to he referred to. And they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long; literally, speak malignity; i.e. calumniate me - bring false accusations against me (comp. 2 Samuel 16:7, 8). They also that seek after my life,.... His avowed and implacable enemies, whom nothing would satisfy but the taking away of his life: these came too near him; for these, he says,

lay snares for me, as Satan does for the souls of men, as the Jews did for Christ, and as wicked men do for the saints, Psalm 124:7;

and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things; to the injury of his character and reputation:

and imagine deceits all the day long; contrive artful schemes to deceive; see Psalm 35:20. 12. seek after my life—(1Sa 20:1; 22:23).38:12-22 Wicked men hate goodness, even when they benefit by it. David, in the complaints he makes of his enemies, seems to refer to Christ. But our enemies do us real mischief only when they drive us from God and our duty. The true believer's trouble will be made useful; he will learn to wait for his God, and will not seek relief from the world or himself. The less we notice the unkindness and injuries that are done us, the more we consult the quiet of our own minds. David's troubles were the chastisement and the consequence of his transgressions, whilst Christ suffered for our sins and ours only. What right can a sinner have to yield to impatience or anger, when mercifully corrected for his sins? David was very sensible of the present workings of corruption in him. Good men, by setting their sorrow continually before them, have been ready to fall; but by setting God always before them, they have kept their standing. If we are truly penitent for sin, that will make us patient under affliction. Nothing goes nearer to the heart of a believer when in affliction, than to be under the apprehension of God's deserting him; nor does any thing come more feelingly from his heart than this prayer, Be not far from me. The Lord will hasten to help those who trust in him as their salvation.
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