New American Standard Bible
And in Your lovingkindness, cut off my enemies And destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am Your servant.
King James Bible
And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.
Darby Bible Translation
And in thy loving-kindness cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that oppress my soul: for I am thy servant.
World English Bible
In your loving kindness, cut off my enemies, and destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am your servant. By David.
Young's Literal Translation
And in Thy kindness cuttest off mine enemies, And hast destroyed all the adversaries of my soul, For I am Thy servant!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And of thy mercy ... - Thy mercy to me; thy mercy to the world. The destruction of the wicked is a favor to the universe; just as the arrest and punishment of a robber or a pirate is a mercy to society, to mankind; just as every prison is a display of "mercy" as well as of "justice" - mercy to society at large; justice to the offenders.
And destroy all them that afflict my soul - Cut them off; render them powerless to do mischief.
For I am thy servant - Not as a matter of private feeling - not for personal revenge - but because I am in thy service, and it is only by being delivered from these dangers that I can honor thee as I would. It is thine own cause, and I ask that they may be cut off "in order" that the service which I might render thee may be unembarrassed.
LibraryEarnest Supplication, under Trials of Faith. --Ps. cxliii.
Earnest Supplication, under Trials of Faith.--Ps. cxliii. Hear me, O Lord! in my distress, Hear me in truth and righteousness; For, at Thy bar of judgment tried, None living can be justified. Lord! I have foes without, within, The world, the flesh, indwelling sin, Life's daily ills, temptation's power, And Satan roaring to devour. These, these, my fainting soul surround, My strength is smitten to the ground; Like those long dead, beneath their weight, Crush'd is my heart, and desolate. Yet in …
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But God will break you down forever; He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent, And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah.
He will recompense the evil to my foes; Destroy them in Your faithfulness.
O LORD, surely I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds.
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