New International Version
In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.
King James Bible
And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.
Darby Bible Translation
And in thy loving-kindness cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that oppress my soul: for I am thy servant.
World English Bible
In your loving kindness, cut off my enemies, and destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am your servant. By David.
Young's Literal Translation
And in Thy kindness cuttest off mine enemies, And hast destroyed all the adversaries of my soul, For I am Thy servant!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And of thy mercy - To me and the kingdom.
Cut off mine enemies - Who, if they succeed, will destroy the very form of godliness. The steps he has already taken show that even morality shall have no countenance, if Absalom reign.
I am thy servant - Whoever is disloyal to me, I will love and serve thee.
For a full explanation of this Psalm, as applied to penitents, see the analysis.
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Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living.
Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.
Truly I am your servant, LORD; I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains.
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