Psalm 70:2
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New International Version
May those who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.

King James Bible
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

Darby Bible Translation
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion that seek after my soul; let them be turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine adversity;

World English Bible
Let them be disappointed and confounded who seek my soul. Let those who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.

Young's Literal Translation
Let them be ashamed and confounded Who are seeking my soul, Let them be turned backward and blush Who are desiring my evil.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let them be turned backward - They are coming in a body against me. Lord, stop their progress!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Let

Psalm 6:10 Let all my enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

Psalm 35:4,26 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt...

Psalm 71:13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.

Psalm 102:19 For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;

Isaiah 41:11 Behold, all they that were incensed against you shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing...

my soul. Rather,`my life,' [naphshee]; for the word has frequently this meaning.

be turned

Isaiah 28:13 But the word of the LORD was to them precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little...

John 18:6 As soon then as he had said to them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

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Our Watchword
You will observe that in this, and in the fortieth Psalm, this holy saying is put in opposition to the ungodly speeches of persecutors. The wicked say, "Aha, aha," therefore let those who love God's salvation have a common watchword with which to silence the malicious mockeries of the ungodly; let them say, "LET GOD BE MAGNIFIED." The earnestness of the wicked should be a stimulus to the fervency of the righteous. Surely, if God's enemies do not spare blasphemy and profanity, if they are always upon
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Whether a Man May Merit Restoration after a Fall?
Objection 1: It would seem that anyone may merit for himself restoration after a fall. For what a man may justly ask of God, he may justly merit. Now nothing may more justly be besought of God than to be restored after a fall, as Augustine says [*Cf. Ennar. i super Ps. lxx.], according to Ps. 70:9: "When my strength shall fail, do not Thou forsake me." Hence a man may merit to be restored after a fall. Objection 2: Further, a man's works benefit himself more than another. Now a man may, to some extent,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Psalm 35:4
May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay.

Psalm 35:26
May all who gloat over my distress be put to shame and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and disgrace.

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

Psalm 83:17
May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace.

Ezekiel 25:3
Say to them, 'Hear the word of the Sovereign LORD. This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because you said "Aha!" over my sanctuary when it was desecrated and over the land of Israel when it was laid waste and over the people of Judah when they went into exile,

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