Psalm 59:3
New International Version
See how they lie in wait for me! Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, LORD.

New Living Translation
They have set an ambush for me. Fierce enemies are out there waiting, LORD, though I have not sinned or offended them.

English Standard Version
For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife against me. For no transgression or sin of mine, O LORD,

Berean Study Bible
See how they lie in wait for me. Fierce men conspire against me for no transgression or sin of my own, O LORD.

New American Standard Bible
For behold, they have set an ambush for my life; Fierce men launch an attack against me, Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O LORD,

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
Because look, LORD, they set an ambush for me. Powerful men attack me, but not because of any sin or rebellion of mine.

Contemporary English Version
Merciless enemies, LORD, are hiding and plotting, hoping to kill me. I have not hurt them in any way at all.

Good News Translation
Look! They are waiting to kill me; cruel people are gathering against me. It is not because of any sin or wrong I have done,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, look! They set an ambush for me. Powerful men attack me, but not because of any sin or rebellion of mine.

International Standard Version
Look, they lie in ambush for my life; these violent men gather together against me, but not because of any transgression or sin of mine, LORD.

NET Bible
For look, they wait to ambush me; powerful men stalk me, but not because I have rebelled or sinned, O LORD.

New Heart English Bible
For, look, they lie in wait for my soul. The mighty gather themselves together against me, not for my disobedience, nor for my sin, LORD.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because they lay in wait for my soul and their evils prevailed against me, not by my crimes, and not by my sins, my Lord.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They lie in ambush for me right here! Fierce men attack me, O LORD, but not because of any disobedience,

JPS Tanakh 1917
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul; The impudent gather themselves together against me; Not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

New American Standard 1977
For behold, they have set an ambush for my life; Fierce men launch an attack against me, Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O LORD,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul; the strong are gathered against me; I am not in rebellion, nor in sin, O LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
For, see, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

American Standard Version
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul; The mighty gather themselves together against me: Not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For behold they have caught my soul: the mighty have rushed in upon me:

Darby Bible Translation
For behold, they lie in wait for my soul; strong ones are gathered against me: not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah.

English Revised Version
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul; the mighty gather themselves together against me: not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul. The mighty gather themselves together against me, not for my disobedience, nor for my sin, Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
For, lo, they laid wait for my soul, Assembled against me are strong ones, Not my transgression nor my sin, O Jehovah.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Deliver Me From My Enemies
2Deliver me from workers of iniquity, and save me from men of bloodshed. 3See how they lie in wait for me. Fierce men conspire against me for no transgression or sin of my own, O LORD. 4For no fault of my own, they move swiftly to attack me. Arise to help me, and take notice.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 24:11
See, my father, look at the corner of your robe in my hand. For I cut it off, but I did not kill you. See and know that there is no evil or rebellion in my hands. I have not sinned against you, even though you are hunting me down to take my life.

Psalm 7:3
O LORD my God, if I have done this, if injustice is on my hands,

Psalm 7:4
if I have rewarded my ally with evil, if I have plundered my foe without cause,

Psalm 10:9
He lies in wait like a lion in a thicket; he lurks to seize the oppressed; he catches the lowly in his dragnet.

Psalm 56:6
They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, while they wait to take my life.

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.

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

Daniel 6:7
All the royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers, and governors have agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce a decree that for thirty days anyone who petitions any god or man except you, O king, will be thrown into the den of lions.

Treasury of Scripture

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

they

Psalm 10:9,10 He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to …

Psalm 37:32,33 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him…

Psalm 38:12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that …

Psalm 56:6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark …

1 Samuel 19:1 And Saul spoke to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that …

Proverbs 12:6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth …

Micah 7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright …

Acts 23:21 But do not you yield to them: for there lie in wait for him of them …

the mighty

Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel …

Acts 4:26,27 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together …

not

Psalm 7:3-6 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands…

Psalm 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: …

1 Samuel 24:11,17 Moreover, my father, see, yes, see the skirt of your robe in my hand: …

1 Samuel 26:18 And he said, Why does my lord thus pursue after his servant? for …

John 15:25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is …







Lexicon
See
הִנֵּ֪ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

how they lie in wait
אָֽרְב֡וּ (’ā·rə·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 693: To lie in wait

for me.
לְנַפְשִׁ֗י (lə·nap̄·šî)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

Fierce men
עַזִ֑ים (‘a·zîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5794: Strong, vehement, harsh

conspire
יָג֣וּרוּ (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

against me
עָלַ֣י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

for no
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

transgression
פִשְׁעִ֖י (p̄iš·‘î)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6588: Transgression

[or]
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

sin [of my own],
חַטָּאתִ֣י (ḥaṭ·ṭā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender

O LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(3) For, lo, they lie in wait . . .--Better, for look, they have laid an ambush.

Mighty.--Perhaps with the idea of insolence in their strength.

Not for my transgression . . .--Better, Without transgression or fault of mine, as in next verse.

Verse 3. - For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul. The emissaries of Saul were sent to David's house "to watch him, and to slay him in the morning" (1 Samuel 19:11). This seems to be the "lying in wait" intended. Warned by his wife, Michal, Saul's daughter, David fled from his house during the night through a window, and so saved himself (1 Samuel 19:12). The mighty (or, the strong ones) are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Lord. Not in consequence of any wrong that I have done. It is noted, as characteristic of David's early psalms, that he protests his absolute innocence in them. 59:1-7 In these words we hear the voice of David when a prisoner in his own house; the voice of Christ when surrounded by his merciless enemies; the voice of the church when under bondage in the world; and the voice of the Christian when under temptation, affliction, and persecution. And thus earnestly should we pray daily, to be defended and delivered from our spiritual enemies, the temptations of Satan, and the corruptions of our own hearts. We should fear suffering as evil-doers, but not be ashamed of the hatred of workers of iniquity. It is not strange, if those regard not what they themselves say, who have made themselves believe that God regards not what they say. And where there is no fear of God, there is nothing to secure proper regard to man.
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