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.

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

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
Many deadly and powerful enemies hate me,

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But my enemies are vigorous and powerful; 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.

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 are vigorous and many. Those who hate me without reason are numerous.

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
For my enemies are alive, and they are strong, and those that hate me wrongfully are multiplied;

King James 2000 Bible
But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
But mine enemies are lively, they are strong; and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied:

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

Webster's Bible Translation
But my enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

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.
Study Bible
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! Snatch me from the gates of death,

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

Psalm 35:19
Let not my enemies gloat over me without cause, or 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 without cause. 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.







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

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

and many
וְרַבּ֖וּ (wə·rab·bū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 8130: To hate

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