New American Standard Bible
For behold, Your enemies make an uproar, And those who hate You have exalted themselves.
King James Bible
For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
Darby Bible Translation
For behold, thine enemies make a tumult; and they that hate thee lift up the head.
World English Bible
For, behold, your enemies are stirred up. Those who hate you have lifted up their heads.
Young's Literal Translation
For, lo, Thine enemies do roar, And those hating Thee have lifted up the head,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult - Are excited; are aroused; are moving in a wild, furious, tumultuous manner, rushing on to the accomplishment of their designs. They come like rolling waves of the sea. See the word used here explained in the notes at Psalm 2:1, where it is rendered, in the text, "rage;" in the margin, "tumultuously assemble."
And they that hate thee - Thine enemies; the enemies of thy cause, and of thy people. Who they were is specified in Psalm 83:6-8.
Have lifted up the head - Have become proud; bold; confident of success, all of which is indicated by the phrase "lifted up the head." The head is bowed down in penitence and trouble; pride lifts it up; boldness, confidence, and wickedness, are indicated by its being thus lifted up.
LibraryEpistle xxxii. To Anastasius, Presbyter .
To Anastasius, Presbyter  . Gregory to Anastasius, &c. That a good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth good things (Matth. xii. 35; Luke vi. 45), this thy Charity has shewn, both in thy habitual life and lately also in thy epistle; wherein I find two persons at issue with regard to virtues; that is to say, thyself contending for charity, and another for fear and humility. And, though occupied with many things, though ignorant of the Greek language, I have nevertheless sat …
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So Midian was subdued before the sons of Israel, and they did not lift up their heads anymore. And the land was undisturbed for forty years in the days of Gideon.
Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing?
"Those who hate the LORD would pretend obedience to Him, And their time of punishment would be forever.
Alas, the uproar of many peoples Who roar like the roaring of the seas, And the rumbling of nations Who rush on like the rumbling of mighty waters!
The LORD called your name, "A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and form"; With the noise of a great tumult He has kindled fire on it, And its branches are worthless.
I said, "What are these coming to do?" And he said, "These are the horns which have scattered Judah so that no man lifts up his head; but these craftsmen have come to terrify them, to throw down the horns of the nations who have lifted up their horns against the land of Judah in order to scatter it."
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