Psalm 56:5
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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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Barnes' 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.

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Fear 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

Caesar's Household
The gospel has ever achieved its greatest success among the humbler classes. "Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called." 1 Corinthians 1:26. It could not be expected that Paul, a poor and friendless prisoner, would be able to gain the attention of the wealthy and titled classes of Roman citizens. To them vice presented all its glittering allurements and held them willing captives. But from among the toilworn, want-stricken victims of their oppression, even from
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Cross References
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.

Psalm 41:7
All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they devise my hurt, saying,

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