Psalm 17:12
New International Version
They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a fierce lion crouching in cover.

New Living Translation
They are like hungry lions, eager to tear me apart— like young lions hiding in ambush.

English Standard Version
He is like a lion eager to tear, as a young lion lurking in ambush.

Berean Study Bible
like a lion greedy for prey, like a young lion lurking in ambush.

New American Standard Bible
He is like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.

New King James Version
As a lion is eager to tear his prey, And like a young lion lurking in secret places.

King James Bible
Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Christian Standard Bible
They are like a lion eager to tear, like a young lion lurking in ambush.

Contemporary English Version
They are like hungry lions hunting for food, or like young lions hiding in ambush.

Good News Translation
They are like lions, waiting for me, wanting to tear me to pieces.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are like a lion eager to tear, like a young lion lurking in ambush.

International Standard Version
Like a lion they desire to rip us to pieces, like a young lion waiting in ambush.

NET Bible
He is like a lion that wants to tear its prey to bits, like a young lion crouching in hidden places.

New Heart English Bible
He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They are like a lion which seeks to tear apart and like a lion's whelp which sits in a secret place.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Each one of them is like a lion eager to tear [its prey] apart and like a young lion crouching in hiding places.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He is like a lion that is eager to tear in pieces, And like a young lion lurking in secret places.

New American Standard 1977
He is like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.

King James 2000 Bible
Like as a lion that is greedy of its prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

American King James Version
Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

American Standard Version
He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, And as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They laid wait for me as a lion ready for prey, and like a lion's whelp dwelling in secret places.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have taken me, as a lion prepared for the prey; and as a young lion dwelling in secret places.

Darby Bible Translation
He is like a lion that is greedy of its prey, and as a young lion lurking in secret places.

English Revised Version
He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Webster's Bible Translation
Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

World English Bible
He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Young's Literal Translation
His likeness as a lion desirous to tear, As a young lion dwelling in secret places.
Study Bible
Hear My Righteous Plea
11They have tracked us down, and now surround us; their eyes are set to cast us to the ground, 12like a lion greedy for prey, like a young lion lurking in ambush. 13Arise, O LORD, confront them! Bring them to their knees; deliver me from the wicked by Your sword,…
Cross References
Psalm 7:2
or they will shred my soul like a lion, and tear me to pieces with no one to rescue me.

Psalm 10:9
He lies in wait like a lion in a thicket; he lurks to seize the oppressed; he catches the lowly in his net.

Psalm 22:13
They open their jaws against me like lions that roar and maul.

Treasury of Scripture

Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Like, etc.

Psalm 7:2
Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Psalm 22:13
They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

2 Timothy 4:17
Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

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Lexicon
like a lion
כְּ֭אַרְיֵה (kə·’ar·yêh)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 738: A lion

greedy
יִכְס֣וֹף (yiḵ·sō·wp̄)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3700: To become pale, to pine after, to fear

for prey,
לִטְר֑וֹף (liṭ·rō·wp̄)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2963: To pluck off, pull to pieces, to supply with food

like a young lion
וְ֝כִכְפִ֗יר (wə·ḵiḵ·p̄îr)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3715: A village, a young lion

lurking
יֹשֵׁ֥ב (yō·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in ambush.
בְּמִסְתָּרִֽים׃ (bə·mis·tā·rîm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4565: A secret place, hiding place
(12) Young lion.--Heb., kephir. The Hebrew has seven different names for the lion. Milton's description of Satan naturally recurs to the reader--

"About them round

A lion now he stalks with fiery glare."

Verse 12. - Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey; literally, his likeness [is] as a lion that is greedy to rend (comp. Psalm 7:2; Psalm 10:9; Psalm 57:4). And as it were a young lion (kephir, "a lion in the first burst of youthful vigour") lurking in secret places; rather, crouching. The attitude of the lieu when he is just preparing to spring.
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