Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead.

King James Version

For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

Holman Bible

For the enemy has pursued me,
crushing me to the ground,
making me live in darkness
like those long dead.

International Standard Version

For those who oppose me are pursuing my life, crushing me to the ground, making me sit in darkness like those who died long ago.

A Conservative Version

For the enemy has persecuted my soul. He has smitten my life down to the ground. He has made me to dwell in dark places as those who have been long dead.

American Standard Version

For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; He hath smitten my life down to the ground: He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.

Amplified

For the enemy has pursued and persecuted my soul, he has crushed my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in dark places as those who have been long dead.

Darby Translation

For the enemy persecuteth my soul: he hath crushed my life down to the earth; he hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

Julia Smith Translation

For the enemy pursued my soul; he crushed to the earth my life; he caused me to dwell in darknesses, as the dead of old.

King James 2000

For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For [the] enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground. He has made me dwell in dark places like [those] long dead.

Modern King James verseion

For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has beaten my life down to the ground; he has made me dwell in darkness, as those long dead.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the enemy persecuteth my soul; he smiteth my life down to the ground; he layeth me in the darkness, as the dead men of the world.

NET Bible

Certainly my enemies chase me. They smash me into the ground. They force me to live in dark regions, like those who have been dead for ages.

New Heart English Bible

For the enemy pursues my soul. He has struck my life down to the ground. He has made me live in dark places, as those who have been long dead.

Webster

For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

World English Bible

For the enemy pursues my soul. He has struck my life down to the ground. He has made me live in dark places, as those who have been long dead.

Youngs Literal Translation

For an enemy hath pursued my soul, He hath bruised to the earth my life, He hath caused me to dwell in dark places, As the dead of old.

Verse Info

Context Readings

A Cry For Help

2 And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous. 3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead. 4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart is appalled within me.


Cross References

Psalm 88:4-6

I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit; I have become like a man without strength,

2 Samuel 2:22

Abner repeated again to Asahel, "Turn aside from following me. Why should I strike you to the ground? How then could I lift up my face to your brother Joab?"

2 Samuel 18:11

Then Joab said to the man who had told him, "Now behold, you saw him! Why then did you not strike him there to the ground? And I would have given you ten pieces of silver and a belt."

Psalm 7:1-2

O LORD my God, in You I have taken refuge; Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,

Psalm 7:5

Let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it; And let him trample my life down to the ground And lay my glory in the dust. Selah.

Psalm 17:9-13

From the wicked who despoil me, My deadly enemies who surround me.

Psalm 31:12-13

I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind; I am like a broken vessel.

Psalm 35:4

Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life; Let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me.

Psalm 54:3

For strangers have risen against me And violent men have sought my life; They have not set God before them. Selah.

Psalm 142:6

"Give heed to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are too strong for me.

Lamentations 3:6

In dark places He has made me dwell, Like those who have long been dead.

Ezekiel 37:11

Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished We are completely cut off.'

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