New International Version
and my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
King James Bible
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
Darby Bible Translation
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him! [lest] mine adversaries be joyful when I am moved.
World English Bible
Lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed against him;" Lest my adversaries rejoice when I fall.
Young's Literal Translation
Lest mine enemy say, 'I overcame him,' Mine adversaries joy when I am moved.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let mine enemy say - Satan's ordinary method in temptation is to excite strongly to sin, to blind the understanding and inflame the passions; and when he succeeds, he triumphs by insults and reproaches. None so ready then to tell the poor soul how deeply, disgracefully, and ungratefully it has sinned! Reader, take heed.
When I am moved - When moved from my steadfastness and overcome by sin. O what desolation is made by the fall of a righteous soul! Itself covered with darkness and desolation, infidels filled with scoffing, the Church clad in mourning, the Spirit of God grieved, and Jesus crucified afresh, and put to an open shame! O God, save the pious reader from such wreck and ruin!
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'My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God.'--PSALM xiii. 2. This whole psalm reads like the sob of a wounded heart. The writer of it is shut out from the Temple of his God, from the holy soil of his native land. One can see him sitting solitary yonder in the lonely wilderness (for the geographical details that occur in one part of the psalm point to his situation as being on the other side of the Jordan, in the mountains of Moab)--can see him sitting there with long wistful gaze yearning across …
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Introduction. Chapter i. --The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers.
those who say, "By our tongues we will prevail; our own lips will defend us--who is lord over us?"
I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.
Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye.
For I said, "Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip."
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