New American Standard Bible
All day long they distort my words; All their thoughts are against me for evil.
King James Bible
Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
Darby Bible Translation
All the day long they wrest my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil.
World English Bible
All day long they twist my words. All their thoughts are against me for evil.
Young's Literal Translation
All the day they wrest my words, Concerning me all their thoughts are for evil,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Every day they wrest my words - The word here rendered "wrest," means literally to give pain, to grieve, to afflict; and it is used here in the sense of "wresting," as if force were applied to words; that is, they are "tortured," twisted, perverted. We have the same use of the word "torture" in our language. This they did by affixing a meaning to his words which he never intended, so as to injure him.
All their thoughts are against me for evil - All their plans, devices, purposes. They never seek my good, but always seek to do me harm.
LibraryFear and Faith
What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee. 4. ... In God I have put my trust: I will not fear.'--PSALM lvi. 3, 4. It is not given to many men to add new words to the vocabulary of religious emotion. But so far as an examination of the Old Testament avails, I find that David was the first that ever employed the word that is here translated, I will trust, with a religious meaning. It is found occasionally in earlier books of the Bible in different connections, never in regard to man's relations …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
2 Peter 3:16
as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.
All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they devise my hurt, saying,
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