New American Standard Bible
The wicked plots against the righteous And gnashes at him with his teeth.
King James Bible
The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
Darby Bible Translation
The wicked plotteth against the righteous, and gnasheth his teeth against him.
World English Bible
The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth.
Young's Literal Translation
The wicked is devising against the righteous, And gnashing against him his teeth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The wicked plotteth against the just - Margin, "practiceth." The Hebrew word means to plot; to lie in wait; to plan; to purpose; to devise. See Psalm 31:13. The meaning is, that wicked people lay their plans against the righteous, but that they will not be able to carry them out, or accomplish them, for they will be cut off, and the Lord will protect His friends.
And gnasheth upon him with his teeth - An expression of rage or anger. See the notes at Psalm 35:16.
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but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
When they saw him from a distance and before he came close to them, they plotted against him to put him to death.
For I have heard the slander of many, Terror is on every side; While they took counsel together against me, They schemed to take away my life.
You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues.
Like godless jesters at a feast, They gnashed at me with their teeth.
The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish.
All your enemies Have opened their mouths wide against you; They hiss and gnash their teeth. They say, "We have swallowed her up! Surely this is the day for which we waited; We have reached it, we have seen it."
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