Psalm 41:7
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English Standard Version
All who hate me whisper together about me; they imagine the worst for me.

King James Bible
All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.

American Standard Version
All that hate me whisper together against me; Against me do they devise my hurt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All my enemies whispered together against me : they devised evils to me.

English Revised Version
All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.

Webster's Bible Translation
All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 41:2-4) The Psalm opens by celebrating the lot, so rich in promises, of the sympathetic man. דּל is a general designation of the poor (e.g., Exodus 30:15), of the sick and weakly (Genesis 41:19), of the sick in mind (2 Samuel 13:4), and of that which outwardly or inwardly is tottering and consequently weak, frail. To show sympathising attention, thoughtful consideration towards such an one (השׂכּיל אל as in Nehemiah 8:13, cf. על Proverbs 17:20) has many promises. The verb חיּה, which elsewhere even means to call to life again (Psalm 71:20), in this instance side by side with preserving, viz., from destruction, has the signification of preserving life or prolonging life (as in Psalm 30:4; Psalm 22:30). The Pual אשּׁר signifies to be made happy (Proverbs 3:18), but also declaratively: to be pronounced happy (Isaiah 9:15); here, on account of the בּארץ that stands with it, it is the latter. The Chethb יעשּׁר sets forth as an independent promise that which the Ker ואשּׁר joins on to what has gone before as a consequence. אל, Psalm 41:3 (cf. Psalm 34:6 and frequently), expresses a negative with full sympathy in the utterance. נתן בּנפשׁ as in Psalm 27:12. The supporting in Psalm 41:4 is a keeping erect, which stops or arrests the man who is sinking down into death and the grave. דּוי ( equals davj, similar form to שׁמי, מעי, but wanting in the syllable before the tone) means sickness. If Psalm 41:4 is understood of the supporting of the head after the manner of one who waits upon the sick (cf. Sol 2:6), then Psalm 41:4 must, with Mendelssohn and others, be understood of the making of the couch or bed. But what then is neat by the word לך? משׁכּב is a sick-bed in Exodus 21:18 in the sense of being bedridden; and הפכתּ (cf. Psalm 30:12) is a changing of it into convalescence. By כל־משׁכבו is not meant the constant lying down of such an one, but the affliction that casts him down, in all its extent. This Jahve turns or changes, so often as such an one is taken ill (בחליו, at his falling sick, parallel with דוי על־ערשׂ דוי htiw). He gives a complete turn to the "sick-bed" towards recovery, so that not a vestige of the sickness remains behind.

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whisper

Proverbs 16:28 A fraudulent man sows strife: and a whisperer separates chief friends.

Proverbs 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goes out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.

Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder...

2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found to you such as you would not...

against

Psalm 31:13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me...

Psalm 56:5,6 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil...

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

Matthew 26:3,4 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the palace of the high priest...

my hurt [heb.] evil to me

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Psalm 31:13
For I hear the whispering of many-- terror on every side!-- as they scheme together against me, as they plot to take my life.

Psalm 56:5
All day long they injure my cause; all their thoughts are against me for evil.

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