Psalm 59:3
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New International Version
See how they lie in wait for me! Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, LORD.

King James Bible
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
For behold, they lie in wait for my soul; strong ones are gathered against me: not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah.

World English Bible
For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul. The mighty gather themselves together against me, not for my disobedience, nor for my sin, Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
For, lo, they laid wait for my soul, Assembled against me are strong ones, Not my transgression nor my sin, O Jehovah.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul - For my life. See the passages referred to above.

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they

Psalm 10:9,10 He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he does catch the poor...

Psalm 37:32,33 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him...

Psalm 38:12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things...

Psalm 56:6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

1 Samuel 19:1 And Saul spoke to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David.

Proverbs 12:6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Micah 7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood...

Acts 23:21 But do not you yield to them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves with an oath...

the mighty

Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

Acts 4:26,27 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ...

not

Psalm 7:3-6 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands...

Psalm 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: they that would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully...

1 Samuel 24:11,17 Moreover, my father, see, yes, see the skirt of your robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of your robe, and killed you not...

1 Samuel 26:18 And he said, Why does my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in my hand?

John 15:25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

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Waiting and Singing
'Because of his strength will I wait upon Thee: for God is my defence.... 17. Unto Thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.'--PSALM lix. 9, 17. There is an obvious correspondence between these two verses even as they stand in our translation, and still more obviously in the Hebrew. You observe that in the former verse the words 'because of' are a supplement inserted by our translators, because they did not exactly know what to make of the bare words as they
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

St. Malachy Becomes Bishop of Connor; He Builds the Monastery of iveragh.
16. (10). At that time an episcopal see was vacant,[321] and had long been vacant, because Malachy would not assent: for they had elected him to it.[322] But they persisted, and at length he yielded when their entreaties were enforced by the command of his teacher,[323] together with that of the metropolitan.[324] It was when he was just entering the thirtieth year of his age,[325] that he was consecrated bishop and brought to Connor; for that was the name of the city through ignorance of Irish ecclesiastical
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Cross References
1 Samuel 24:11
See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. See that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life.

Psalm 7:3
LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands--

Psalm 7:4
if I have repaid my ally with evil or without cause have robbed my foe--

Psalm 10:9
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.

Psalm 56:6
They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, hoping to take my life.

Psalm 69:4
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.

Psalm 94:21
The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.

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