Psalm 54:3
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New International Version
Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me-- people without regard for God.

King James Bible
For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

Darby Bible Translation
For strangers are risen up against me, and the violent seek after my life: they have not set God before them. Selah.

World English Bible
For strangers have risen up against me. Violent men have sought after my soul. They haven't set God before them. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
For strangers have risen up against me And terrible ones have sought my soul, They have not set God before them. Selah.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Strangers are risen up against me - The Ziphites.

And oppressors - Saul, his courtiers, and his army.

They have not set God before them - It is on no religious account, nor is it to accomplish any end, on which they can ask the blessing of God.

Selah - This is true.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

strangers

Psalm 69:8 I am become a stranger to my brothers, and an alien to my mother's children.

Psalm 86:14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set you before them.

Job 19:13-15 He has put my brothers far from me, and my acquaintance are truly estranged from me...

oppressors

Psalm 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

Psalm 59:3-5 For, see, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD...

Matthew 27:20-23 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus...

they have

Psalm 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Psalm 36:1 The transgression of the wicked said within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm 53:4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called on God.

John 16:3 And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

Library
How those are to be Admonished who Praise the Unlawful Things of which they are Conscious, and those who While Condemning Them, in no Wise Guard
(Admonition 32.) Differently to be admonished are they who even praise the unlawful things which they do, and those who censure what is wrong, and yet avoid it not. For they who even praise the unlawful things which they do are to be admonished to consider how for the most part they offend more by the mouth than by deeds. For by deeds they perpetrate wrong things in their own persons only; but with the mouth they bring out wickedness in the persons of as many as there are souls of hearers, to
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Epistle ii. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch.
To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch. Gregory to Anastasius, Patriarch of Antioch. I have received the letters of your most sweet Blessedness, which flowed with tears for words. For I saw in them a cloud flying aloft as clouds do; but, though it carried with it a darkness of sorrow, I could not easily discover at its commencement whence it came or whither it was going, since by reason of the darkness I speak of I did not fully understand its origin. Yet it becomes you, most holy ones, ever to recall
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Cross References
1 Samuel 20:1
Then David fled from Naioth at Ramah and went to Jonathan and asked, "What have I done? What is my crime? How have I wronged your father, that he is trying to kill me?"

1 Samuel 25:29
Even though someone is pursuing you to take your life, the life of my lord will be bound securely in the bundle of the living by the LORD your God, but the lives of your enemies he will hurl away as from the pocket of a sling.

Psalm 18:48
who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from a violent man you rescued me.

Psalm 36:1
For the director of music. Of David the servant of the LORD. I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before their eyes.

Psalm 38:12
Those who want to kill me set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme and lie.

Psalm 40:14
May all who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.

Psalm 63:9
Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.

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