Psalm 56:5
New International Version
All day long they twist my words; all their schemes are for my ruin.

New Living Translation
They are always twisting what I say; they spend their days plotting to harm me.

English Standard Version
All day long they injure my cause; all their thoughts are against me for evil.

Berean Study Bible
All day long they twist my words; all their thoughts are of my demise.

New American Standard Bible
All day long they distort my words; All their thoughts are against me for evil.

King James Bible
Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

Christian Standard Bible
They twist my words all day long; all their thoughts against me are evil.

Contemporary English Version
Enemies spend the whole day finding fault with me; all they think about is how to do me harm.

Good News Translation
My enemies make trouble for me all day long; they are always thinking up some way to hurt me!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They twist my words all day long; all their thoughts against me are evil.

International Standard Version
All day long people distort what I say; all their schemes against me are for evil purposes.

NET Bible
All day long they cause me trouble; they make a habit of plotting my demise.

New Heart English Bible
All day long they twist my words. All their thoughts are against me for evil.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All day they have been conspiring against me and they have been plotting evil against me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All day long my enemies twist my words. Their every thought is an evil plan against me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All the day they trouble mine affairs; All their thoughts are against me for evil.

New American Standard 1977
All day long they distort my words; All their thoughts are against me for evil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Every day my life is filled with sorrow; all their thoughts are against me for evil.

King James 2000 Bible
Every day they twist my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

American King James Version
Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

American Standard Version
All the day long they wrest my words: All their thoughts are against me for evil.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
All the day long they have abominated my words; all their devices are against me for evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All the day long they detested my words: all their thoughts were against me unto evil.

Darby Bible Translation
All the day long they wrest my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil.

English Revised Version
All the day long they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

World English Bible
All day long they twist my words. All their thoughts are against me for evil.

Young's Literal Translation
All the day they wrest my words, Concerning me all their thoughts are for evil,
Study Bible
Be Merciful to Me, O God
4In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? 5All day long they twist my words; all their thoughts are of my demise. 6They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, while they wait to take my life.…
Cross References
2 Peter 3:16
He writes this way in all his letters, speaking in them about such matters. Some parts of his letters are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.

Psalm 41:7
All who hate me whisper against me; they imagine the worst for me:

Treasury of Scripture

Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

they

Isaiah 29:20,21
For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off: …

Matthew 22:15
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

Matthew 26:61
And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

all

1 Samuel 18:17,21,29
And Saul said to David, Behold my elder daughter Merab, her will I give thee to wife: only be thou valiant for me, and fight the LORD'S battles. For Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him…

1 Samuel 20:7,33
If he say thus, It is well; thy servant shall have peace: but if he be very wroth, then be sure that evil is determined by him…

Jeremiah 18:18
Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.







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

they twist
יְעַצֵּ֑בוּ (yə·‘aṣ·ṣê·ḇū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6087: To carve, fabricate, fashion, to worry, pain, anger

my words;
דְּבָרַ֣י (də·ḇā·ray)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

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

their thoughts
מַחְשְׁבֹתָ֣ם (maḥ·šə·ḇō·ṯām)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4284: A contrivance, a texture, machine, intention, plan

[are] of
עָלַ֖י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

my demise.
לָרָֽע׃ (lā·rā‘)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil
(5) Wrest.--Properly, afflict; and so some, "injure my cause." But "torture my words" is intelligible.

Verse 5. - Every day they wrest my words; rather, all the day long. they wrest (or, torture) my words. They seek to give my words an evil meaning, and so to misrepresent me to Achish, their king. As Canon Cook says, "This description is singularly applicable to David's position among the envious nobles at the court of Achish Still, it does not speak of his having been actually arrested, and does not, therefore, seem to have suggested the inscription." All their thoughts are against his for evil. They are entirely bent on doing the psalmist some hurt. What they really seek is his life (ver. 6); but, short of that, they would gladly do him some mischief. 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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