New American Standard Bible
Look upon my enemies, for they are many, And they hate me with violent hatred.
King James Bible
Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.
Darby Bible Translation
Consider mine enemies, for they are many, and they hate me with cruel hatred.
World English Bible
Consider my enemies, for they are many. They hate me with cruel hatred.
Young's Literal Translation
See my enemies, for they have been many, And with violent hatred they have hated me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Consider mine enemies - See Psalm 25:2. It is evident that one source of the trouble referred to in the psalm was the fact that he had cruel foes, and that he was apprehensive of their designs. The train of thought seems to be, in accordance with the remarks above, that enemies actually surrounded him, and threatened him, and that this fact suggested the inquiry whether this was not permitted on account of his sins. this had led him to think of the sins of his past life, going back as far as his youth Psalm 25:7, as if these calamities, even in advanced life, were on account of those early offences.
For they are many - Who and what they were, we have now no means of ascertaining. See the notes at Psalm 25:16.
And they hate me with cruel hatred - Margin, as in Hebrew: "hatred of violence." It was such hatred as tended to violence; such that they could not restrain it. It sought his destruction, and was ready to break out at any moment.
LibraryGuidance in Judgment
'Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He teach sinners in the way. 9. The meek will He guide in judgment; and the meek will He teach His way.'--PSALM xxv. 8, 9. The Psalmist prays in this psalm for three things: deliverance, guidance, and forgiveness. Of these three petitions the central one is that for guidance. 'Show me Thy ways, O Lord,' he asks in a previous verse; where he means by 'Thy ways,' not God's dealings with men, but men's conduct as prescribed by God. In my text he exchanges …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Both Things are Specially Worthy of Notice. ...
Out of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
"He is the Rock, his Work is Perfect. For all his Ways are Judgment. A God of Truth, and Without Iniquity, Just and Right is He.
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. O LORD, how my adversaries have increased! Many are rising up against me.
Be gracious to me, O LORD; See my affliction from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of death,
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