New American Standard Bible
And my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," And my adversaries will rejoice when I am shaken.
King James Bible
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
Darby Bible Translation
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him! lest mine adversaries be joyful when I am moved.
World English Bible
Lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed against him;" Lest my adversaries rejoice when I fall.
Young's Literal Translation
Lest mine enemy say, 'I overcame him,' Mine adversaries joy when I am moved.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him - I have overpowered him; I have conquered him. That is, to triumph over him as having obtained a complete victory.
And those that trouble me - Hebrew, "My adversaries." The reference here is the same as in the former member of the verse. It is to the enemies that seemed almost to have triumphed over him already, and under whose power he was ready to sink. "Rejoice." Exult; triumph.
When I am moved - Moved from my steadfastness or firmness; when I am overcome. Hitherto he had been able to hold out against them; now he began to despair, and to fear that they would accomplish their object by overcoming and subduing him. His ground of apprehension and of appeal was, that by his being vanquished the cause in which he was engaged would suffer, and that the enemies of religion would triumph.
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Who have said, "With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?"
O my God, in You I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me.
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.
For I said, "May they not rejoice over me, Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me."
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