Psalm 56:6
New International Version
They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, hoping to take my life.

New Living Translation
They come together to spy on me— watching my every step, eager to kill me.

English Standard Version
They stir up strife, they lurk; they watch my steps, as they have waited for my life.

Berean Study Bible
They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps while they wait to take my life.

King James Bible
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

New King James Version
They gather together, They hide, they mark my steps, When they lie in wait for my life.

New American Standard Bible
They attack, they lurk, They watch my steps, As they have waited to take my life.

NASB 1995
They attack, they lurk, They watch my steps, As they have waited to take my life.

NASB 1977
They attack, they lurk, They watch my steps, As they have waited to take my life.

Amplified Bible
They attack, they hide and lurk, They watch my steps, As they have [expectantly] waited to take my life.

Christian Standard Bible
They stir up strife, they lurk, they watch my steps while they wait to take my life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They stir up strife, they lurk; they watch my steps while they wait to take my life.

American Standard Version
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, They mark my steps, Even as they have waited for my soul.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They will dwell near and hide themselves; they will watch my steps, accordingly as I have waited patiently in my soul.

Contemporary English Version
They attack from ambush, watching my every step and hoping to kill me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They will dwell and hide themselves: they will watch my heel. As they have waited for my soul,

English Revised Version
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, even as they have waited for my soul.

Good News Translation
They gather in hiding places and watch everything I do, hoping to kill me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They attack, and then they hide. They watch my every step as they wait to take my life.

International Standard Version
They gather together and hide in ambush. They watch my every step as they lie in wait for my life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, They mark my steps; According as they have waited for my soul.

Literal Standard Version
They assemble, they hide, they watch my heels, "" When they have expected my soul.

NET Bible
They stalk and lurk; they watch my every step, as they prepare to take my life.

New Heart English Bible
They conspire and lurk, watching my steps, they are eager to take my life.

World English Bible
They conspire and lurk, watching my steps, they are eager to take my life.

Young's Literal Translation
They assemble, they hide, they watch my heels, When they have expected my soul.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Be Merciful to Me, O God
5All day long they twist my words; all their thoughts are on my demise. 6They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps while they wait to take my life. 7In spite of such sin, will they escape? In Your anger, O God, cast down the nations.…

Cross References
Psalm 17:11
They have tracked us down, and now surround us; their eyes are set to cast us to the ground,

Psalm 59:3
See how they lie in wait for me. Fierce men conspire against me for no transgression or sin of my own, O LORD.

Psalm 64:2
Hide me from the scheming of the wicked, from the mob of workers of iniquity,

Psalm 71:10
For my enemies speak against me, and those who lie in wait for my life conspire,

Psalm 94:21
They band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.

Psalm 140:2
who devise evil in their hearts and stir up war all day long.

Isaiah 54:15
If anyone attacks you, it is not from Me; whoever assails you will fall before you.


Treasury of Scripture

They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

gather

Psalm 2:1-3
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? …

Psalm 59:3
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

Psalm 71:10
For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

jide

Psalm 10:8-10
He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor…

Psalm 64:2-6
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: …

Daniel 6:4
Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.









(6) They hide themselves.--Better, they set spies.

Mark my steps.--Literally, watch my heels. (See Psalm 49:5; Psalm 89:51.)

Verse 6. - They gather themselves together, they hide themselves; or, "they gather themselves together; they set an ambush." They mark my steps, when they wait for my soul; literally, they, even they, mark my steps; i.e. they themselves, grand as they are, condescend to be spies, and track my footsteps.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
They conspire,
יָג֤וּרוּ ׀ (yā·ḡū·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1481: To turn aside from the road, sojourn, to shrink, fear, to gather for, hostility

they lurk,
יִצְפּ֗וֹנוּ (yiṣ·pō·w·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6845: To hide, to hoard, reserve, to deny, to protect, to lurk

they
הֵ֭מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

watch
יִשְׁמֹ֑רוּ (yiš·mō·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

my steps,
עֲקֵבַ֣י (‘ă·qê·ḇay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6119: Heel, footprint, hind part

while
כַּ֝אֲשֶׁ֗ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

they wait
קִוּ֥וּ (qiw·wū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6960: To bind together, collect, to expect

to take my life.
נַפְשִֽׁי׃ (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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