Psalm 56:2
New International Version
My adversaries pursue me all day long; in their pride many are attacking me.

New Living Translation
I am constantly hounded by those who slander me, and many are boldly attacking me.

English Standard Version
my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly.

Berean Study Bible
My enemies pursue me all day long, for many proudly assail me.

New American Standard Bible
My foes have trampled upon me all day long, For they are many who fight proudly against me.

King James Bible
Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.

Christian Standard Bible
My adversaries trample me all day, for many arrogantly fight against me.

Contemporary English Version
Many of them are pursuing and attacking me,

Good News Translation
All day long my opponents attack me. There are so many who fight against me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My adversaries trample me all day, for many arrogantly fight against me.

International Standard Version
Those who watch me all day have harassed me, for there are many who fight against me out of conceit.

NET Bible
Those who anticipate my defeat attack me all day long. Indeed, many are fighting against me, O Exalted One.

New Heart English Bible
My enemies want to swallow me up all day long, for they are many who fight proudly against me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My enemies have trodden upon me all day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All day long my enemies spy on me. They harass me. There are so many fighting against me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They that lie in wait for me would swallow me up all the day; For they are many that fight against me, O Most High,

New American Standard 1977
My foes have trampled upon me all day long, For they are many who fight proudly against me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My enemies would daily swallow me up, for they are many that fight against me, O thou most High.

King James 2000 Bible
My enemies would daily swallow me up: for they are many that fight against me, O most High.

American King James Version
My enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O you most High.

American Standard Version
Mine enemies would swallow me up all the day long; For they are many that fight proudly against me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Mine enemies have trodden me down all the day from the dawning of the day; for there are many warring against me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My enemies have trodden on me all the day long; for they are many that make war against me.

Darby Bible Translation
Mine enemies would swallow [me] up all the day long; for they are many that fight against me haughtily.

English Revised Version
Mine enemies would swallow me up all the day long: for they be many that fight proudly against me.

Webster's Bible Translation
My enemies would daily swallow me up: for they are many that fight against me, O thou Most High.

World English Bible
My enemies want to swallow me up all day long, for they are many who fight proudly against me.

Young's Literal Translation
Mine enemies have swallowed up all the day, For many are fighting against me, O most High,
Study Bible
Be Merciful to Me, O God
1For the choirmaster. To the tune of “A Dove on Distant Oaks.” A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be merciful to me, O God, for men are hounding me; all day long they press their attack. 2My enemies pursue me all day long, for many proudly assail me. 3When I am afraid, I will trust in You.…
Cross References
Psalm 35:1
Contend with my opponents, O LORD; fight against those who battle me.

Psalm 35:25
Let them not say in their hearts, "Aha, just what we wanted!" Let them not say, "We have swallowed him up!"

Psalm 55:18
He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle; though many are against me,

Psalm 57:3
He reaches down from heaven and saves me; He rebukes those who trample me. Selah God sends forth His loving devotion and His truth.

Psalm 124:3
when their anger flared against us, then they would have swallowed us alive,

Isaiah 49:19
For your ruined and desolate places and your ravaged land will now indeed be too small for your people, and those who devoured you will be far away.

Lamentations 2:16
All your enemies open their mouths against you. They hiss and gnash their teeth, saying, "We have swallowed her up. This is the day for which we have waited. We have lived to see it!"

Treasury of Scripture

My enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O you most High.

enemies [heb.

Psalm 54:5
He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

many

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 118:10-12
All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them…

Acts 4:25-27
Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? …

most

Psalm 9:2
I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

Psalm 91:1
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 92:1,8
A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: …







Lexicon
My enemies
שׁ֭וֹרְרַי (wr·ray)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8324: To be hostile

pursue me
שָׁאֲפ֣וּ (šā·’ă·p̄ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7602: To inhale eagerly, to cover, to be angry, to hasten

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

day long,
הַיּ֑וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

many
רַבִּ֨ים (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

proudly
מָרֽוֹם׃ (mā·rō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4791: Altitude

assail
לֹחֲמִ֖ים (lō·ḥă·mîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3898: To feed on, to consume, to battle

me.
לִ֣י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew
(2) Swallow me up.--The root idea of the Hebrew word so rendered is by no means clear. In many passages where it is used the meaning given here by the LXX., "trample on," will suit the context quite as well as, or even better than, the meaning, "pant after," given in the Lexicons. (See Job 5:5; Isaiah 42:14; Ecclesiastes 1:5; Amos 2:7; Amos 8:4.) And this sense of bruising by trampling also suits the cognate verb, sh-ph, used only three times (Genesis 3:15; Job 9:17; Psalm 139:11). Symmachus also here has "bruise," or "grind." On the other hand in Psalm 119:131; Job 7:2, &c, we want the idea of "haste" or "desire." Possibly the original meaning of "trample" may have passed through the sense of physical haste to that of passion. Or we may even get the sense of "greedily devouring" by the exactly similar process by which we come to talk of devouring the road with speed. The same verb is used in the next verse with an object.

Fighting.--Better, devouring. (Comp. Psalm 35:1.)

O thou most High.--Heb., marom, which is here not a vocative, but an adverbial accusative, "proudly," in pride.

Verse 2. - Mine enemies; literally, my watchers - those who keep a continual guard over me. If David had been seized and made a prisoner by the Philistine lords, this expression would be very appropriate. Would daily swallow me up; rather, pant after me all day. For they be many that fight against me. The "lords of the Philistines" were, doubtless, "many;" they seem to have, all of them, opposed themselves to David (1 Samuel 29:2-9). O thou Most High. This rendering is now generally abandoned, since marom (מָרום), "height," is nowhere else used in this sense. Dr. Kay, Hengstenberg, and the Revised Version render "proudly;" Professor Cheyne, "with high looks." 56:1-7 Be merciful unto me, O God. This petition includes all the good for which we come to throne of grace. If we obtain mercy there, we need no more to make us happy. It implies likewise our best plea, not our merit, but God's mercy, his free, rich mercy. We may flee to, and trust the mercy of God, when surrounded on all sides by difficulties and dangers. His enemies were too hard for him, if God did not help him. He resolves to make God's promises the matter of his praises, and so we have reason to make them. As we must not trust an arm of flesh when engaged for us, so we must not be afraid of an arm of flesh when stretched out against us. The sin of sinners will never be their security. Who knows the power of God's anger; how high it can reach, how forcibly it can strike?
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