Psalm 38:19
New International Version
Many have become my enemies without cause; those who hate me without reason are numerous.

New Living Translation
I have many aggressive enemies; they hate me without reason.

English Standard Version
But my foes are vigorous, they are mighty, and many are those who hate me wrongfully.

Berean Study Bible
Many are my enemies without cause, and many hate me without reason.

King James Bible
But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

New King James Version
But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong; And those who hate me wrongfully have multiplied.

New American Standard Bible
But my enemies are vigorous and strong, And those who wrongfully hate me are many.

NASB 1995
But my enemies are vigorous and strong, And many are those who hate me wrongfully.

NASB 1977
But my enemies are vigorous and strong; And many are those who hate me wrongfully.

Amplified Bible
But my [numerous] enemies are vigorous and strong, And those who hate me without cause are many.

Christian Standard Bible
But my enemies are vigorous and powerful; many hate me for no reason.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But my enemies are vigorous and powerful; many hate me for no reason.

American Standard Version
But mine enemies are lively, and are strong; And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My enemies have been strengthened and have seen and my lying haters have increased.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But mine enemies live, and are mightier than I: and they that hate me unjustly are multiplied.

Contemporary English Version
Many deadly and powerful enemies hate me,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But my enemies live, and are stronger that I : and they hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

English Revised Version
But mine enemies are lively, and are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Good News Translation
My enemies are healthy and strong; there are many who hate me for no reason.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My mortal enemies are growing stronger. Many hate me for no reason.

International Standard Version
But my enemies are alive and well; those who hate me for no reason are numerous.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But mine enemies are strong in health; And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Literal Standard Version
And my enemies [are] lively, "" They have been strong, and those hating me without cause, "" Have been multiplied.

NET Bible
But those who are my enemies for no reason are numerous; those who hate me without cause outnumber me.

New Heart English Bible
But my enemies, for no reason, are many. Those who hate me wrongfully are numerous.

World English Bible
But my enemies are vigorous and many. Those who hate me without reason are numerous.

Young's Literal Translation
And mine enemies are lively, They have been strong, and those hating me without cause, Have been multiplied.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
18Yes, I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin. 19Many are my enemies without cause, and many hate me without reason. 20Those who repay my good with evil attack me for pursuing the good.…

Cross References
Psalm 9:13
Be merciful to me, O LORD; see how my enemies afflict me! Lift me up from the gates of death,

Psalm 18:17
He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from foes too mighty for me.

Psalm 35:19
Let not my enemies gloat over me without cause, nor those who hate me without reason wink in malice.

Psalm 69:4
Those who hate me without cause outnumber the hairs of my head; many are those who would destroy me--my enemies for no reason. Though I did not steal, I must repay.


Treasury of Scripture

But my enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

But

Psalm 3:1
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

Psalm 25:19
Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

Psalm 56:1,2
To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath. Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me…

are lively [heb.

Psalm 35:19
Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

Psalm 79:5
How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?

they that

Psalm 35:19
Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

Psalm 69:4
They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

Matthew 10:22
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.









(19) But mine enemies are lively.--See margin. But the parallelism and a comparison with Psalm 35:19 lead to the suspicion that the true reading is "without cause."

Verse 19. - But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong. The psalmist goes back to the thought of his enemies, to whom he has made no answer, and whom he has not ventured to rebuke (vers. 13, 14). He remembers that they are full of life and strength; he calls to mind the fact that they are many in number; he puts on record the cause of their enmity, which is not his sin, but his earnest endeavour to forsake his sin and follow after righteousness (ver. 20); and then, in conclusion, he makes a direct appeal to God for aid against them - first negatively (ver. 21), and then positively in the final outburst, "Make haste to help me, O Lord my Salvation" (ver. 22). And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. This suits well the time of Absalom's conspiracy, when day by day more and more of the people forsook David and joined the party of his son. (2 Samuel 15:12, 13).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

without cause,
חַיִּ֣ים (ḥay·yîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

and many
וְרַבּ֖וּ (wə·rab·bū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7231: To cast together, increase, in number, to multiply by the myriad

hate me
שֹׂנְאַ֣י (śō·nə·’ay)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8130: To hate

without reason.
שָֽׁקֶר׃ (šā·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood


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