New International Version
Many have become my enemies without cause; those who hate me without reason are numerous.
King James Bible
But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
Darby Bible Translation
But mine enemies are lively, they are strong; and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied:
World English Bible
But my enemies are vigorous and many. Those who hate me without reason are numerous.
Young's Literal Translation
And mine enemies are lively, They have been strong, and those hating me without cause, Have been multiplied.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But mine enemies are lively - Instead of חיים chaiyim, lively, I would read חינם chinam, without cause; a change made by the half of one letter, נ nun for a י yod. See the parallel places, Psalm 35:19 (note); Psalm 79:5 (note). See also the Preliminary Dissertation to Dr. Lowth's Isaiah, p. 40: "But without cause my enemies have strengthened themselves; and they who wrongfully hate me are multiplied." Here the one member of the verse answers to the other.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
are lively [heb.] being living are strong. Instead of [chaymin], `lively' Bp Lowth would read chinmon `without cause'--`but mine enemies without cause have strengthened themselves.' As this emendation renders this member of the sentence parallel to the other, it is by no means improbable
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Matth. xi. 28.--"Come unto me, all ye that labour, and are wearied," &c. It is the great misery of Christians in this life, that they have such poor, narrow, and limited spirits, that are not fit to receive the truth of the gospel in its full comprehension; from whence manifold misapprehensions in judgment, and stumbling in practice proceed. The beauty and life of things consist in their entire union with one another, and in the conjunction of all their parts. Therefore it would not be a fit way …
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Christ's Resurrection Song.
Notes on the Third Century
How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
LORD, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,
He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for 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.
Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal.
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