New International Version
I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts-- men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.
King James Bible
My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
Darby Bible Translation
My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down [among] them that breathe out flames, the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
World English Bible
My soul is among lions. I lie among those who are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
Young's Literal Translation
My soul is in the midst of lions, I lie down among flames -- sons of men, Their teeth are a spear and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My soul is among lions - בתוך לבאם bethoch lebaim. I agree with Dr. Kennicott that this should be translated, "My soul dwells in parched places," from לאב laab, he thirsted. And thus the Chaldee seems to have understood the place, though it be not explicit.
I lie even among them that are set on fire - I seem to be among coals. It is no ordinary rage and malice by which I am pursued: each of my enemies seems determined to have my life.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryJune 5. "My Heart is Fixed, O God" (Ps. Lvii. 7).
"My heart is fixed, O God" (Ps. lvii. 7). We do not always feel joyful, but we are always to count it joy. This word reckon is one of the keywords of Scripture. It is the same word used about our being dead. We are painfully conscious of something which would gladly return to life. But we are to treat ourselves as dead, and neither fear nor obey the old nature. So we are to reckon the thing that comes a blessing; we are determined to rejoice, to say, "My heart is fixed, Lord; I will sing and give …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Strong Faith in a Faithful God
Arise, LORD! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.
or they will tear me apart like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
How long, Lord, will you look on? Rescue me from their ravages, my precious life from these lions.
You who practice deceit, your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor.
His talk is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords.
Break the teeth in their mouths, O God; LORD, tear out the fangs of those lions!
See what they spew from their mouths-- the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, "Who can hear us?"
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