Psalm 109:3
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English Standard Version
They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.

King James Bible
They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

American Standard Version
They have compassed me about also with words of hatred, And fought against me without a cause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have spoken against with deceitful tongues; and they have compassed me about with words of hatred; and have fought against me without cause.

English Revised Version
They compassed me about also with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.

Webster's Bible Translation
They encompassed me also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Psalm 60:7-14 forms this second half. The clause expressing the purpose with למען, as in its original, has the following הושׁיעה for its principal clause upon which it depends. Instead of ועננוּ, which one might have expected, the expression used here is וענני without any interchange of the mode of writing and of reading it; many printed copies have ועננו here also; Baer, following Norzi, correctly has וענני. Instead of ולי...לי, Psalm 60:9, we here read לי...לי, which is less soaring. And instead of Cry aloud concerning me, O Philistia do I shout for joy (the triumphant cry of the victor); in accordance with which Hupfeld wishes to take התרועעי in the former as infinitive: "over (עלי instead of עלי) Philistia is my shouting for joy" (התרועעי instead of התרועעי, since the infinitive does not admit of this pausal form of the imperative). For עיר מצור we have here the more usual form of expression עיר מבצר. Psalm 108:12 is weakened by the omission of the אתּה (הלא).

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Psalm 17:11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;

Psalm 22:12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

Psalm 88:17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

2 Samuel 16:7,8 And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, you bloody man, and you man of Belial...

Hosea 11:12 Ephraim compasses me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet rules with God...


Psalm 35:7,20 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have dig for my soul...

Psalm 59:3,4 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...

Psalm 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: they that would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully...

1 Samuel 19:4,5 And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David...

1 Samuel 26:18 And he said, Why does my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in my hand?

2 Samuel 15:12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices...

John 15:24,25 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin...

Cross References
John 15:25
But the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: 'They hated me without a cause.'

Psalm 35:7
For without cause they hid their net for me; without cause they dug a pit for my life.

Psalm 69:4
More in number than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause; mighty are those who would destroy me, those who attack me with lies. What I did not steal must I now restore?

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