New American Standard Bible
My enemies without cause Hunted me down like a bird;
King James Bible
Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.
Darby Bible Translation
They that are mine enemies without cause have chased me sore like a bird.
World English Bible
They have chased me relentlessly like a bird, those who are my enemies without cause.
Young's Literal Translation
Hunted me sore as a bird have my enemies without cause.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Or, "They who without cause are mine enemies have hunted me sore like a bird." Probably the prophet is speaking of his personal sorrows.
LibrarySolitude, Silence, Submission
"He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope."--Lamentations 3:28, 29. THUS the prophet describes the conduct of a person in deep anguish of heart. When he does not know what to do, his soul, as if by instinct, humbles itself. He gets into some secret place, he utters no speech, he gives himself over to moaning and to tears, and then he bows himself lower and yet lower before the Divine Majesty, as if he felt …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896
Question Lxxxii of Devotion
The Mercy of God
1 Samuel 26:20
"Now then, do not let my blood fall to the ground away from the presence of the LORD; for the king of Israel has come out to search for a single flea, just as one hunts a partridge in the mountains."
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. In the LORD I take refuge; How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain;
For without cause they hid their net for me; Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.
Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the trapper; The snare is broken and we have escaped.
My eyes bring pain to my soul Because of all the daughters of my city.
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