New American Standard Bible
The wicked spies upon the righteous And seeks to kill him.
King James Bible
The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
Darby Bible Translation
The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him:
World English Bible
The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to kill him.
Young's Literal Translation
The wicked is watching for the righteous, And is seeking to put him to death.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The wicked watcheth the righteous ... - Observes closely; looks out for him; has his eye on him, seeking an opportunity to slay him. See the notes at Psalm 10:8-9. The sense is, that the wicked are the enemies of the righteous, and seek to do them wrong. It is a characteristic of the wicked that they seek to destroy the righteous. This was manifested in the case of the prophets; in the case of the apostles; in the case of the Saviour; and it has been so manifest in the deaths of the martyrs, and all the persecutions which the Church has suffered, as to justify the general declaration that it is one of the characteristics of a wicked world that it desires to do this.
LibraryApril 19. "Rest in the Lord and Wait Patiently for Him" (Ps. xxxvii. 7).
"Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him" (Ps. xxxvii. 7). It is a very suggestive thought that it is in the Gospel of Mark, which is the Gospel of service, we hear the Master saying to His disciples, "Come ye apart into a desert place, and rest awhile." God wants rested workers. There is an energy that may be tireless and ceaseless, and yet still as the ocean's depth, with the peace of God, which passes all understanding. The two deepest secrets of rest are, first, to be in harmony with the …
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When they saw him from a distance and before he came close to them, they plotted against him to put him to death.
He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the hiding places he kills the innocent; His eyes stealthily watch for the unfortunate.
They have now surrounded us in our steps; They set their eyes to cast us down to the ground.
The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow To cast down the afflicted and the needy, To slay those who are upright in conduct.
Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness, But persecuted the afflicted and needy man, And the despondent in heart, to put them to death.
Then these men came by agreement and found Daniel making petition and supplication before his God.
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