New International Version
They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, hoping to take my life.
King James Bible
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
Darby Bible Translation
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves; they mark my steps, because they wait for my soul.
World English Bible
They conspire and lurk, watching my steps, they are eager to take my life.
Young's Literal Translation
They assemble, they hide, they watch my heels, When they have expected my soul.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They gather themselves together - They form cabals; have secret meetings and consultations how they may most effectually destroy me, under the pretense of justice and safety to the state.
They hide themselves - They do all secretly.
They mark my steps - They are constantly at my heels.
They wait for my soul - They lie in wait for my life. Our translators have missed the meaning of נפש nephesh and ψυχε, - which generally signify the animal life, not the immortal spirit, - more than any other words in the Old or New Testament.
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They have tracked me down, they now surround me, with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
See how they lie in wait for me! Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, LORD.
Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers.
For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together.
The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.
who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you.
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