New International Version
then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust.
King James Bible
Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
Let the enemy pursue after my soul, and take [it], and let him tread down my life to the earth, and lay my glory in the dust. Selah.
World English Bible
let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it; yes, let him tread my life down to the earth, and lay my glory in the dust. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
An enemy pursueth my soul, and overtaketh, And treadeth down to the earth my life, And my honour placeth in the dust. Selah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let the enemy persecute my soul - If I have been guilty of the things laid to my charge, let the worst evils fall upon me.
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"I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy." --PSALM vii. 4. That is the noblest revenge, and in those moments David had intimate knowledge of the spirit of his Lord. "If thine enemy hunger, feed him!" Evil for good is devil-like. To receive a favour and to return a blow! To obtain the gift of language, and then to use one's speech to curse the giver! To use a sacred sword is unholy warfare! All this is devil-like. Evil for evil is beast-like. Yes, the dog bites back when it is …
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"I have sewed sackcloth over my skin and buried my brow in the dust.
if I have repaid my ally with evil or without cause have robbed my foe--
Arise, LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
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