Psalm 63:9
New International Version
Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.

New Living Translation
But those plotting to destroy me will come to ruin. They will go down into the depths of the earth.

English Standard Version
But those who seek to destroy my life shall go down into the depths of the earth;

Berean Study Bible
But those who seek my life to destroy it will go into the depths of the earth.

New American Standard Bible
But those who seek my life to destroy it, Will go into the depths of the earth.

King James Bible
But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
But those who intend to destroy my life will go into the depths of the earth.

Contemporary English Version
All who want to kill me will end up in the ground.

Good News Translation
Those who are trying to kill me will go down into the world of the dead.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But those who seek to destroy my life will go into the depths of the earth.

International Standard Version
But as for those who seek to destroy me, they will go down to the depths of the earth;

NET Bible
Enemies seek to destroy my life, but they will descend into the depths of the earth.

New Heart English Bible
But those who seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They have sought to destroy my soul; they will enter into the lower parts of the Earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But those who try to destroy my life will go into the depths of the earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, Shall go into the nethermost parts of the earth.

New American Standard 1977
But those who seek my life, to destroy it, Will go into the depths of the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But those that sought my soul, to destroy it, descended into the lower parts of the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

American King James Version
But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

American Standard Version
But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But they vainly sought after my soul; they shall go into the lowest parts o the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they have sought my soul in vain, they shall go into the lower parts of the earth:

Darby Bible Translation
But those that seek my soul, to destroy [it], shall go into the lower parts of the earth;

English Revised Version
But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
But those that seek my soul to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

World English Bible
But those who seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
And they who for desolation seek my soul, Go in to the lower parts of the earth.
Study Bible
Thirsting for God
8My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me. 9But those who seek my life to destroy it will go into the depths of the earth. 10They will fall to the power of the sword; they will become the portion of jackals.…
Cross References
Psalm 40:14
May those who seek my life be ashamed and confounded; may those who wish me harm be repelled and humiliated.

Psalm 54:3
For strangers rise up against me, and ruthless men seek my life--men with no regard for God. Selah

Psalm 55:15
Let death seize them by surprise; let them go down to Sheol alive, for evil is with them in their homes.

Psalm 139:15
My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Ezekiel 31:14
This happened so that no other trees by the waters would become great in height and set their tops among the clouds, and no other well-watered trees would reach them in height. For they have all been consigned to death, to the depths of the earth, among the mortals who descend to the Pit.'

Treasury of Scripture

But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

seek

Psalm 35:4,26
Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt…

Psalm 38:12
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

Psalm 40:14
Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

go

Psalm 9:17
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

Psalm 55:15,23
Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them…

Psalm 86:13
For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.







Lexicon
But those
וְהֵ֗מָּה (wə·hêm·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

who seek
יְבַקְשׁ֣וּ (yə·ḇaq·šū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

my life
נַפְשִׁ֑י (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

to destroy it
לְ֭שׁוֹאָה (lə·šō·w·’āh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7722: A tempest, devastation

will go
יָ֝בֹ֗אוּ (yā·ḇō·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

into the depths
בְּֽתַחְתִּיּ֥וֹת (bə·ṯaḥ·tî·yō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8482: Lowermost, the depths

of the earth.
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
Verse 9. - But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth. Professor Cheyne notes that "the psalmist has no sense of any incongruity between deeply spiritual musings and vehement denunciations of his enemies." And this is certainly true. But it is to be remembered that he views his enemies, not merely as his own fees, but as the foes of God and of Israel. As the servant of God, he must hate those who are opposed to God; as the King of Israel, he must hate those who seek to injure and ruin his people. He does not, however, desire for them suffering or torment; he only asks that they may be removed from this sphere into another world. (On David's conception of the lower world, see the comment upon Psalm 16:10 and Psalm 86:13.) 63:7-11 True Christians can, in some measure, and at some times, make use of the strong language of David, but too commonly our souls cleave to the dust. Having committed ourselves to God, we must be easy and pleased, and quiet from the fear of evil. Those that follow hard after God, would soon fail, if God's right hand did not uphold them. It is he that strengthens us and comforts us. The psalmist doubts not but that though now sowing in tears, he should reap in joy. Messiah the Prince shall rejoice in God; he is already entered into the joy set before him, and his glory will be completed at his second coming. Blessed Lord, let our desire towards thee increase every hour; let our love be always upon thee; let all our enjoyment be in thee, and all our satisfaction from thee. Be thou all in all to us while we remain in the present wilderness state, and bring us home to the everlasting enjoyment of thee for ever.
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