New Living Translation
I love them, but they try to destroy me with accusations even as I am praying for them!
King James Bible
For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.
Darby Bible Translation
For my love they are mine adversaries; but I give myself unto prayer.
World English Bible
In return for my love, they are my adversaries; but I am in prayer.
Young's Literal Translation
For my love they oppose me, and I -- prayer!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
109:4 Adversaries - They requite my love with enmity, as it is explained ver.5.
LibraryBunsen's Biblical Researches.
When geologists began to ask whether changes in the earth's structure might be explained by causes still in operation, they did not disprove the possibility of great convulsions, but they lessened necessity for imagining them. So, if a theologian has his eyes opened to the Divine energy as continuous and omnipresent, he lessens the sharp contrast of epochs in Revelation, but need not assume that the stream has never varied in its flow. Devotion raises time present into the sacredness of the past; …
Frederick Temple—Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World
A Discourse of Mercifulness
How Intent the Ruler Ought to be on Meditations in the Sacred Law.
The Water of Life;
if I have betrayed a friend or plundered my enemy without cause,
They repay me evil for good and oppose me for pursuing good.
But I keep praying to you, LORD, hoping this time you will show me favor. In your unfailing love, O God, answer my prayer with your sure salvation.
I search for peace; but when I speak of peace, they want war!
Let the godly strike me! It will be a kindness! If they correct me, it is soothing medicine. Don't let me refuse it. But I pray constantly against the wicked and their deeds.
Should they repay evil for good? They have dug a pit to kill me, though I pleaded for them and tried to protect them from your anger.
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