New Living Translation
The wicked are stringing their bows and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings. They shoot from the shadows at those whose hearts are right.
King James Bible
For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
Darby Bible Translation
For behold, the wicked bend the bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may in darkness shoot at the upright in heart.
World English Bible
For, behold, the wicked bend their bows. They set their arrows on the strings, that they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
Young's Literal Translation
For lo, the wicked tread a bow, They have prepared their arrow on the string, To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:2 For lo - David having directed his speech to his enemies, now turns it to God, and pours out before him his complaints. Ready - They lay designs for my destruction and make all things ready to execute them.
If a person does not repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
They lurk in ambush in the villages, waiting to murder innocent people. They are always searching for helpless victims.
The wicked draw their swords and string their bows to kill the poor and the oppressed, to slaughter those who do right.
They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their bitter words like arrows.
They shoot from ambush at the innocent, attacking suddenly and fearlessly.
O LORD, do good to those who are good, whose hearts are in tune with you.
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