Psalm 35:7
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New Living Translation
I did them no wrong, but they laid a trap for me. I did them no wrong, but they dug a pit to catch me.

King James Bible
For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.

Darby Bible Translation
For without cause have they hidden for me their net in a pit; without cause they have digged it for my soul.

World English Bible
For without cause they have hidden their net in a pit for me. Without cause they have dug a pit for my soul.

Young's Literal Translation
For without cause they hid for me their netpit, Without cause they digged for my soul.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

35:7 For - Out of mere malice.

Psalm 35:7 Parallel Commentaries

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Opposition to Messiah Unreasonable
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD , and against His Anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. I t is generally admitted, that the institutes of Christianity, as contained in the New Testament, do at least exhibit a beautiful and salutary system of morals; and that a sincere compliance with the precepts of our Lord and His apostles,
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Notes on the Third Century
Page 161. Line 1. He must be born again, &c. This is a compound citation from John iii. 3, and Mark x. 15, in the order named. Page 182. Line 17. For all things should work together, &c. See Romans viii. 28. Page 184. Lines 10-11. Being Satan is able, &c. 2 Corinthians xi. 14. Page 184. Last line. Like a sparrow, &c. Psalm cii. Page 187. Line 1. Mechanisms. This word is, in the original MS., mechanicismes.' Page 187. Line 7. Like the King's daughter, &c. Psalm xlv. 14. Page 188. Med. 39. The best
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

Concerning Persecution
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 We are now come to the last beatitude: Blessed are they which are persecuted . . '. Our Lord Christ would have us reckon the cost. Which of you intending to build a tower sitteth not down first and counteth the cost, whether he have enough to finish it?' (Luke 14:28). Religion will cost us the tears of repentance and the blood of persecution. But we see here a great encouragement that may
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 9:15
The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others. Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set.

Psalm 35:17
How long, O Lord, will you look on and do nothing? Rescue me from their fierce attacks. Protect my life from these lions!

Psalm 57:6
My enemies have set a trap for me. I am weary from distress. They have dug a deep pit in my path, but they themselves have fallen into it. Interlude

Psalm 69:4
Those who hate me without cause outnumber the hairs on my head. Many enemies try to destroy me with lies, demanding that I give back what I didn't steal.

Psalm 109:3
They surround me with hateful words and fight against me for no reason.

Psalm 119:85
These arrogant people who hate your instructions have dug deep pits to trap me.

Psalm 140:5
The proud have set a trap to catch me; they have stretched out a net; they have placed traps all along the way. Interlude

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