Psalm 41:5
New International Version
My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die and his name perish?"

New Living Translation
But my enemies say nothing but evil about me. "How soon will he die and be forgotten?" they ask.

English Standard Version
My enemies say of me in malice, “When will he die, and his name perish?”

Berean Study Bible
My enemies say with malice: “When will he die and be forgotten?”

New American Standard Bible
My enemies speak evil against me, "When will he die, and his name perish?"

King James Bible
Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?

Christian Standard Bible
My enemies speak maliciously about me: "When will he die and be forgotten?"

Contemporary English Version
My vicious enemies ask me, "When will you die and be forgotten?"

Good News Translation
My enemies say cruel things about me. They want me to die and be forgotten.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My enemies speak maliciously about me:" When will he die and be forgotten?"

International Standard Version
As for my enemies, with malice they said, "When will he die and memory of his name perish?"

NET Bible
My enemies ask this cruel question about me, 'When will he finally die and be forgotten?'

New Heart English Bible
My enemies speak evil against me: "When will he die, and his name perish?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My enemies speak evil against me: “But when does he die and his Name perish?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My enemies say terrible things about me: "When will he die, and when will his family name disappear?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Mine enemies speak evil of me: 'When shall he die, and his name perish?'

New American Standard 1977
My enemies speak evil against me, “When will he die, and his name perish?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
My enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die and his name perish?

King James 2000 Bible
My enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?

American King James Version
My enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?

American Standard Version
Mine enemies speak evil against me,'saying , When will he die, and his name perish?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Mine enemies have spoken evil against me, saying, When shall he die, and his name perish?

Douay-Rheims Bible
My enemies have spoken evils against me: when shall he die and his name perish?

Darby Bible Translation
Mine enemies wish me evil: When will he die, and his name perish?

English Revised Version
Mine enemies speak evil against me, saying, When shall he die, and his name perish?

Webster's Bible Translation
My enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?

World English Bible
My enemies speak evil against me: "When will he die, and his name perish?"

Young's Literal Translation
Mine enemies say evil of me: When he dieth -- his name hath perished!
Study Bible
Blessed is He who Cares for the Poor
4I said, “O LORD, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against You.” 5My enemies say with malice: “When will he die and be forgotten?” 6My visitor speaks falsehood; he gathers slander in his heart; he goes out and spreads it abroad.…
Cross References
Psalm 38:12
Those who seek my life lay snares; those who wish me harm speak destruction, and plot deceit all day long.

Psalm 83:4
saying, "Come, let us erase them as a nation; may the name of Israel be remembered no more."

Psalm 109:20
May this be the LORD's reward to my accusers, to those who speak evil against me.

Treasury of Scripture

My enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?

Mine

Psalm 22:6-8
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people…

Psalm 102:8
Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.

his name

Job 18:17
His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.

Job 20:7
Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

Proverbs 10:7
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.







Lexicon
My enemies
אוֹיְבַ֗י (’ō·wy·ḇay)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

say
יֹאמְר֣וּ (yō·mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

with malice:
רַ֣ע (ra‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

“When
מָתַ֥י (mā·ṯay)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4970: Extent, when

will he die
יָ֝מ֗וּת (yā·mūṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

and be forgotten?”
וְאָבַ֥ד (wə·’ā·ḇaḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish
(5) Shall he die . . . perish.--Better, When will he die, and his name have perished.

Verse 5. - Mine enemies speak evil of me. Another head of suffering, viz. misrepresentation, calumny, abuse, on the part of enemies. Absalom had stolen away the hearts of the children of Israel from David by misrepresenting him (2 Samuel 15:3, 4). Shimei had followed the example, adding to his misrepresentation abuse and cursing (2 Samuel 16:5-8). Absalom's aiders and abettors generally, no doubt, joined in the chorus. This, then, is David's second subject of complaint, and one that he felt keenly - his enemies spoke evil of him. Farther, they desired and anticipated his death. When (they said) shall he die, and his name perish? David evidently was, or had been, when his enemies thus spoke, on the bed of sickness, prostrate, and in danger of his life. While he thus suffered, they rejoiced, expecting his early demise. When he was dead, they intended that his name should "perish;" i.e. that his memory should be utterly rooted out. 41:5-13 We complain, and justly, of the want of sincerity, and that there is scarcely any true friendship to be found among men; but the former days were no better. One particularly, in whom David had reposed great confidence, took part with his enemies. And let us not think it strange, if we receive evil from those we suppose to be friends. Have not we ourselves thus broken our words toward God? We eat of his bread daily, yet lift up the heel against him. But though we may not take pleasure in the fall of our enemies, we may take pleasure in the making vain their designs. When we can discern the Lord's favour in any mercy, personal or public, that doubles it. If the grace of God did not take constant care of us, we should not be upheld. But let us, while on earth, give heartfelt assent to those praises which the redeemed on earth and in heaven render to their God and Saviour.
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