King James Version
Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.
Darby Bible Translation
Mine enemies would swallow me up all the day long; for they are many that fight against me haughtily.
World English Bible
My enemies want to swallow me up all day long, for they are many who fight proudly against me.
Young's Literal Translation
Mine enemies have swallowed up all the day, For many are fighting against me, O most High,
Psalm 56:2 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
enemies: Heb. observers
Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.Psalm 56:2 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryFear and Faith
What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee. 4. ... In God I have put my trust: I will not fear.'--PSALM lvi. 3, 4. It is not given to many men to add new words to the vocabulary of religious emotion. But so far as an examination of the Old Testament avails, I find that David was the first that ever employed the word that is here translated, I will trust, with a religious meaning. It is found occasionally in earlier books of the Bible in different connections, never in regard to man's relations …
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A Psalm of David. Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.
Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.
He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up: certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.
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