Psalm 7:2
New International Version
or they will tear me apart like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.

New Living Translation
If you don’t, they will maul me like a lion, tearing me to pieces with no one to rescue me.

English Standard Version
lest like a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.

Berean Study Bible
or they will shred my soul like a lion and tear me to pieces with no one to rescue me.

King James Bible
Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

New King James Version
Lest they tear me like a lion, Rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

New American Standard Bible
Or he will tear my soul like a lion, Dragging me away, while there is no one to rescue me.

NASB 1995
Or he will tear my soul like a lion, Dragging me away, while there is none to deliver.

NASB 1977
Lest he tear my soul like a lion, Dragging me away, while there is none to deliver.

Amplified Bible
So that my enemy will not tear me like a lion, Dragging me away while there is no one to rescue [me].

Christian Standard Bible
or they will tear me like a lion, ripping me apart with no one to rescue me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
or they will tear me like a lion, ripping me apart with no one to rescue me.

American Standard Version
Lest they tear my soul like a lion, Rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lest they tear my soul apart like a lion and there is none who saves and delivers.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Lest at any time the enemy seize my soul as a lion, while there is none to ransom, nor to save.

Contemporary English Version
Or else they will rip me apart like lions attacking a victim, and no one will save me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest at any time he seize upon my soul like a lion, while there is no one to redeem me, nor to save.

English Revised Version
Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Good News Translation
or else like a lion they will carry me off where no one can save me, and there they will tear me to pieces.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Like a lion they will tear me to pieces and drag me off with no one to rescue me.

International Standard Version
Otherwise, they will rip me to shreds like a lion, tearing me apart with no one to rescue me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lest he tear my soul like a lion, Rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Literal Standard Version
Lest he tear my soul as a lion, "" Tearing, and there is no deliverer.

NET Bible
Otherwise they will rip me to shreds like a lion; they will tear me to bits and no one will be able to rescue me.

New Heart English Bible
lest they tear apart my soul like a lion, ripping it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

World English Bible
lest they tear apart my soul like a lion, ripping it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Young's Literal Translation
Lest he tear as a lion my soul, Rending, and there is no deliverer.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Take Refuge in You
1A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite. O LORD my God, I take refuge in You; save me and deliver me from all my pursuers, 2or they will shred my soul like a lion and tear me to pieces with no one to rescue me. 3O LORD my God, if I have done this, if injustice is on my hands,…

Cross References
Psalm 17:12
like a lion greedy for prey, like a young lion lurking in ambush.

Psalm 35:15
But when I stumbled, they assembled in glee; they gathered together against me. Assailants I did not know slandered me without ceasing.

Psalm 50:22
Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:

Psalm 57:4
My soul is among the lions; I lie down with ravenous beasts--with men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.

Psalm 71:11
saying, "God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, for there is no one to rescue him."

Isaiah 38:13
I composed myself until the morning. Like a lion He breaks all my bones; from day until night You make an end of me.

Lamentations 5:8
Slaves rule over us; there is no one to deliver us from their hands.

Hosea 5:14
For I am like a lion to Ephraim and like a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will tear them to pieces and then go away. I will carry them off where no one can rescue them.


Treasury of Scripture

Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Lest

Psalm 35:15
But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:

Isaiah 38:13
I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.

like

Psalm 10:9
He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

Psalm 17:12
Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Psalm 22:13
They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

rending

Psalm 50:22
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Hosea 13:7,8
Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them: …

while

Judges 18:28
And there was no deliverer, because it was far from Zidon, and they had no business with any man; and it was in the valley that lieth by Bethrehob. And they built a city, and dwelt therein.

2 Samuel 14:6
And thy handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was none to part them, but the one smote the other, and slew him.

Job 10:7
Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of thine hand.

not to deliver.









(2) Lest he tear.--The poet turns from the thought of his enemies generally to the one who has just made himself conspicuous. Such a change from plural to singular often occurs in the Psalms. (Comp. Psalm 41:5-6.)

Rending it in pieces.--The LXX., followed by the Vulg. (so too the Syriac), take the verb in its primitive sense of "snatch away," and translate, "there being none to redeem or deliver." So Milton: "Tearing, and no rescue nigh." Notice the comparison of human enemies to beasts of prey--a reminiscence of the lion and the bear of his youth, so constantly present to David. (Comp. Psalm 3:7; 1Samuel 17:37.)

Verse 2. - Lest he tear my soul like a lion (comp. Psalm 5:6, where there is a similar abrupt transition from the plural to the singular number). On both occasions David fears one special enemy - then probably Ahithophel, now Saul. The simile of the lion is one frequent in the Psalms (see Psalm 10:9; Psalm 17:12; Psalm 22:13, 21; Psalm 35:17; Psalm 54:4, etc.). Rending it in pieces. As the lion does a sheep. While there is none to deliver. No human helper, at once willing and able to give deliverance.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
or
פֶּן־ (pen-)
Conjunction
Strong's 6435: Removal, lest

they will shred
יִטְרֹ֣ף (yiṭ·rōp̄)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2963: To pluck off, pull to pieces, to supply with food

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

like a lion,
כְּאַרְיֵ֣ה (kə·’ar·yêh)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 738: A lion

and tear me to pieces
פֹּ֝רֵ֗ק (pō·rêq)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6561: To break off, crunch, to deliver

with no one
וְאֵ֣ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

to rescue me.
מַצִּֽיל׃ (maṣ·ṣîl)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver


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