Psalm 62:4
New International Version
Surely they intend to topple me from my lofty place; they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse.

New Living Translation
They plan to topple me from my high position. They delight in telling lies about me. They praise me to my face but curse me in their hearts. Interlude

English Standard Version
They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. Selah

Berean Study Bible
They fully intend to topple him from his lofty perch; they delight in lies; with their mouths they bless, but inwardly they curse. Selah

New American Standard Bible
They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; They delight in falsehood; They bless with their mouth, But inwardly they curse. Selah.

King James Bible
They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
They only plan to bring him down from his high position. They take pleasure in lying; they bless with their mouths, but they curse inwardly. Selah

Contemporary English Version
You want to bring me down from my place of honor. You love to tell lies, and when your words are kind, hatred hides in your heart.

Good News Translation
You only want to bring him down from his place of honor; you take pleasure in lies. You speak words of blessing, but in your heart you curse him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They only plan to bring him down from his high position. They take pleasure in lying; they bless with their mouths, but they curse inwardly. Selah

International Standard Version
They plan to cast him down from his exalted position. They delight in lies; their mouth utters blessings, while their heart is cursing. Interlude

NET Bible
They spend all their time planning how to bring him down. They love to use deceit; they pronounce blessings with their mouths, but inwardly they utter curses. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
They fully intend to throw him down from his lofty place. They delight in lies. They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they also thought to cast him out from his honor and they have run with lies; they bless with their mouths and they curse with their heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They plan to force him out of his high position. They are happy to lie. They bless with their mouths, but in their hearts they curse. [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
They only devise to thrust him down from his height, delighting in lies; They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah

New American Standard 1977
They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; They delight in falsehood; They bless with their mouth, But inwardly they curse. Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They only consult to cast him down from his greatness; they delight in lies; they bless with their mouth, but they curse in their inward parts. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

American King James Version
They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

American Standard Version
They only consult to thrust him down from his dignity; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They only took counsel to set at nought mine honour: I ran in thirst: with their mouth they blessed, but with their heart they cursed. Pause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they have thought to cast away my price; I ran in thirst: they blessed with their mouth, but cursed with their heart.

Darby Bible Translation
They only consult to thrust [him] down from his excellency; they delight in lies; they bless with their mouth, but in their inward part they curse. Selah.

English Revised Version
They only consult to thrust him down from his excellency; they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
They only consult to cast him down from his excellence: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

World English Bible
They fully intend to throw him down from his lofty place. They delight in lies. They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
Only -- from his excellency They have consulted to drive away, They enjoy a lie, with their mouth they bless, And with their heart revile. Selah.
Study Bible
Waiting on God
3How long will you threaten a man? Will all of you throw him down like a leaning wall or a tottering fence? 4They fully intend to topple him from his lofty perch; they delight in lies; with their mouths they bless, but inwardly they curse. Selah 5Rest in God alone, O my soul, for my hope comes from Him.…
Cross References
Psalm 4:2
How long, O men, will my honor be maligned? How long will you love vanity and seek after lies? Selah

Psalm 28:3
Do not drag me away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors while malice is in their hearts.

Psalm 31:13
For I hear the slander of many; there is terror on every side. They conspire against me and plot to take my life.

Psalm 41:6
My visitor speaks falsehood; he gathers slander in his heart; he goes out and spreads it abroad.

Psalm 55:21
His speech is smooth as butter, but war is in his heart. His words are softer than oil, yet they are swords unsheathed.

Isaiah 30:13
this iniquity of yours is like a breach about to fall, a bulge in a high wall, whose collapse will come suddenly--in an instant!

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

They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

consult

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

Matthew 2:3,4,16
When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him…

Matthew 22:15,23,34,35
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk…

delight

Psalm 52:3
Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

Psalm 119:163
I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.

Proverbs 6:17
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

bless

Psalm 28:3
Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

Psalm 55:21
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Luke 20:20
And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.

inwardly [heb.

Psalm 5:9
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

Psalm 51:6
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Luke 11:39
And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.







Lexicon
They fully
אַ֤ךְ (’aḵ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

intend
יָעֲצ֣וּ (yā·‘ă·ṣū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve

to topple him
לְהַדִּיחַ֮ (lə·had·dî·aḥ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5080: To impel, thrust, banish

from his lofty perch;
מִשְּׂאֵת֨וֹ ׀ (miś·śə·’ê·ṯōw)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7613: An elevation, leprous scab, elation, cheerfulness, exaltation in rank, character

they delight
יִרְצ֪וּ (yir·ṣū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7521: To be pleased with, to satisfy a, debt

in lies;
כָ֫זָ֥ב (ḵā·zāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3577: A lie, falsehood, deceptive thing

with their mouths
בְּפִ֥יו (bə·p̄îw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

they bless,
יְבָרֵ֑כוּ (yə·ḇā·rê·ḵū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

but inwardly they curse.
יְקַלְלוּ־ (yə·qal·lū-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7043: To be slight, swift or trifling

Selah
סֶֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 5542: Suspension, pause
(4) Their mouth.--Literally, his mouth. They bless each with his mouth, &c

Excellency.--Rather, height, carrying on the metaphor of preceding verse.

Verse 4. - They only consult to cast him down from his excellency; i.e. they have no other thought but this - to cast me down from my high station, while I have no other thought but to trust in God, and to look to him for support and protection (vers. 1, 2, 6). They delight in lies. Some indication of the "lies" circulated against David at this Time is given in 2 Samuel 15:3-5; 2 Samuel 16:7, 8. They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly; literally, they bless with his mouth, which may be explained as meaning either, "They bless, each of them, with his mouth" (Kay, Cheyne), or "they Bless through the mouth of their leader " - i.e. Ahithophel (Canon Cook). 62:1-7 We are in the way both of duty and comfort, when our souls wait upon God; when we cheerfully give up ourselves, and all our affairs, to his will and wisdom; when we leave ourselves to all the ways of his providence, and patiently expect the event, with full satisfaction in his goodness. See the ground and reason of this dependence. By his grace he has supported me, and by his providence delivered me. He only can be my Rock and my salvation; creatures are nothing without him, therefore I will look above them to him. Trusting in God, the heart is fixed. If God be for us, we need not fear what man can do against us. David having put his confidence in God, foresees the overthrow of his enemies. We have found it good to wait upon the Lord, and should charge our souls to have such constant dependence upon him, as may make us always easy. If God will save my soul, I may well leave every thing else to his disposal, knowing all shall turn to my salvation. And as David's faith in God advances to an unshaken stedfastness, so his joy in God improves into a holy triumph. Meditation and prayer are blessed means of strengthening faith and hope.
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