Psalm 86:14
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New International Version
Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God; ruthless people are trying to kill me-- they have no regard for you.

King James Bible
O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.

Darby Bible Translation
O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assembly of the violent seek after my soul, and they have not set thee before them.

World English Bible
God, the proud have risen up against me. A company of violent men have sought after my soul, and they don't hold regard for you before them.

Young's Literal Translation
O God, the proud have risen up against me, And a company of the terrible sought my soul, And have not placed Thee before them,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The assemblies of violent men - עדת עריצים adath aritsim, the congregation of the terrible ones. Men of violent passions, violent counsels, and violent acts; and, because they have power, terrible to all.

Have not set thee before them - Who sins that sets God before his eyes? Who does not sin that has no consciousness of the Divine presence?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

O God

Psalm 36:11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.

Psalm 54:3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

Psalm 119:51,69,85 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from your law...

Psalm 140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

2 Samuel 15:1 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

assemblies

2 Samuel 16:20-23 Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do...

2 Samuel 17:1,4,14 Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night...

Matthew 26:3,4 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the palace of the high priest...

Matthew 27:1,2 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death...

Acts 4:27,28 For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles...

violent. Heb. terrible
and have

Psalm 10:4,11,13 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts...

Psalm 14:4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not on the LORD.

Psalm 36:1 The transgression of the wicked said within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

Ezekiel 8:12 Then said he to me, Son of man, have you seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark...

Ezekiel 9:9 Then said he to me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood...

Library
A Sheaf of Prayer Arrows
'Bow down Thine ear, O Lord, hear me; for I am poor and needy. 2. Preserve my soul, for I am holy: O Thou my God, save Thy servant that trusteth in Thee. 3. Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto Thee daily. 4. Rejoice the soul of Thy servant: for unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5. For Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon Thee.'--PSALM lxxxvi. 1-5. We have here a sheaf of arrows out of a good man's quiver, shot into heaven.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

That it is Profitable to Communicate Often
The Voice of the Disciple Behold I come unto Thee, O Lord, that I may be blessed through Thy gift, and be made joyful in Thy holy feast which Thou, O God, of Thy goodness hast prepared for the poor.(1) Behold in Thee is all that I can and ought to desire, Thou art my salvation and redemption, my hope and strength, my honour and glory. Therefore rejoice the soul of Thy servant this day, for unto Thee, O Lord Jesus, do I lift up my soul.(2) I long now to receive Thee devoutly and reverently, I desire
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

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

Psalm 140:1
For the director of music. A psalm of David. Rescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent,

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