Psalm 70:2
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New International Version
May those who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.

New Living Translation
May those who try to kill me be humiliated and put to shame. May those who take delight in my trouble be turned back in disgrace.

English Standard Version
Let them be put to shame and confusion who seek my life! Let them be turned back and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt!

Berean Study Bible
May those who seek my life be ashamed and confounded; may those who wish me harm be repelled and humiliated.

New American Standard Bible
Let those be ashamed and humiliated Who seek my life; Let those be turned back and dishonored Who delight in my hurt.

King James Bible
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

Christian Standard Bible
Let those who seek to kill me be disgraced and confounded; let those who wish me harm be turned back and humiliated.

Contemporary English Version
Disappoint and confuse all who want to kill me. Turn away and disgrace all who want to hurt me.

Good News Translation
May those who try to kill me be defeated and confused. May those who are happy because of my troubles be turned back and disgraced.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let those who seek my life be disgraced and confounded; let those who wish me harm be driven back and humiliated.

International Standard Version
May those who seek to kill me be publicly humiliated. May those who take pleasure in my harm be turned back in humiliation.

NET Bible
May those who are trying to take my life be embarrassed and ashamed! May those who want to harm me be turned back and ashamed!

New Heart English Bible
Let them be disappointed and confounded who seek my soul. Let those who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Those who seek my soul shall be ashamed and put to shame and they who seek my harm shall turn their behind and shall be put to shame.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let those who seek my life be confused and put to shame. Let those who want my downfall be turned back and disgraced.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let them be ashamed and abashed That seek after my soul; Let them be turned backward and brought to confusion That delight in my hurt.

New American Standard 1977
Let those be ashamed and humiliated Who seek my life; Let those be turned back and dishonored Who delight in my hurt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my life; let them be turned backward and put to confusion that desire my hurt.

King James 2000 Bible
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

American King James Version
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

American Standard Version
Let them be put to shame and confounded That seek after my soul: Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor That delight in my hurt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek my soul:

Darby Bible Translation
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion that seek after my soul; let them be turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine adversity;

English Revised Version
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward and brought to dishonour that delight in my hurt.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

World English Bible
Let them be disappointed and confounded who seek my soul. Let those who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.

Young's Literal Translation
Let them be ashamed and confounded Who are seeking my soul, Let them be turned backward and blush Who are desiring my evil.
Study Bible
Hurry, O LORD, to Help Me
1For the choirmaster. Of David. To bring remembrance. Make haste, O God, to deliver me! Hurry, O LORD, to help me! 2May those who seek my life be ashamed and confounded; may those who wish me harm be repelled and humiliated. 3May those who say, “Aha, aha!” retreat because of their shame.…
Cross References
Psalm 35:4
May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plan to harm me be driven back and confounded.

Psalm 35:26
May those who gloat in my distress be ashamed and confounded; may those who exalt themselves over me be clothed in shame and reproach.

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 83:17
May they be ever ashamed and terrified; may they perish in disgrace.

Ezekiel 25:3
Tell the Ammonites to hear the word of the Lord GOD, for this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Because you exclaimed, "Aha!" when My sanctuary was profaned, when the land of Israel was laid waste, and when the house of Judah went into exile,

Treasury of Scripture

Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

Let

Psalm 6:10 Let all my enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and …

Psalm 35:4,26 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: …

Psalm 71:13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; …

Psalm 102:19 For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven …

Isaiah 41:11 Behold, all they that were incensed against you shall be ashamed …

my soul. Rather,`my life,' [naphshee]; for the word has frequently this meaning.

be turned

Isaiah 28:13 But the word of the LORD was to them precept on precept, precept …

John 18:6 As soon then as he had said to them, I am he, they went backward, …







(2) There are two omissions here from Psalm 40:14, "together" and "to destroy it."

Verse 2. - Let them be ashamed and confounded. Psalm 40:14 adds, "together." That seek after my soul. Psalm 40 adds, "to destroy it." Let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt. Identical with Psalm 40:14, and translated more literally. Let them be ashamed and confounded,.... In Psalm 40:14 it is added, "together"; See Gill on Psalm 40:14;

that seek after my soul; or "life"; in Psalm 40:14 it is added, "to destroy it"; for that was the end of their seeking after it;

let them be turned backward, &c. See Gill on Psalm 40:14. 70:1-5 The speedy destruction of the wicked, and the preservation of the godly. - This psalm is almost the same as the last five verses of #Ps 40". While here we behold Jesus Christ set forth in poverty and distress, we also see him denouncing just and fearful punishment on his Jewish, heathen, and antichristian enemies; and pleading for the joy and happiness of his friends, to his Father's honour. Let us apply these things to our own troubled circumstances, and in a believing manner bring them, and the sinful causes thereof, to our remembrance. Urgent trials should always awake fervent prayers.
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