New International Version
Roaring lions that tear their prey open their mouths wide against me.
King James Bible
They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
Darby Bible Translation
They gape upon me with their mouth, [as] a ravening and a roaring lion.
World English Bible
They open their mouths wide against me, lions tearing prey and roaring.
Young's Literal Translation
They have opened against me their mouth, A lion tearing and roaring.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They gaped upon me - They were fiercely and madly beat on my destruction.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
gaped. [heb.] opened their mouths against me
LibraryFeasting on the Sacrifice
'The meek shall eat and be satisfied.'--PSALM xxii. 26. 'The flesh of the sacrifice of his peace-offering for thanksgiving shall be offered in the day of his oblation.' Such was the law for Israel. And the custom of sacrificial feasts, which it embodies, was common to many lands. To such a custom my text alludes; for the Psalmist has just been speaking of 'paying his vows' (that is, sacrifices which he had vowed in the time of his trouble), and to partake of these he invites the meek. The sacrificial …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Trials of the Christian
How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
People open their mouths to jeer at me; they strike my cheek in scorn and unite together against me.
like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a fierce lion crouching in cover.
Rescue me from the mouth of the lions; save me from the horns of the wild oxen.
They sneer at me and say, "Aha! Aha! With our own eyes we have seen it."
All your enemies open their mouths wide against you; they scoff and gnash their teeth and say, "We have swallowed her up. This is the day we have waited for; we have lived to see it."
"All our enemies have opened their mouths wide against us.
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