Parallel Verses

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.

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 persecuted me,
He has crushed my life down to the ground;
He has made me dwell in dark places, like 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.

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.

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 enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight shall no man living be justified. 3 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. 4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.


Cross References

Psalm 88:4-6

I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that has no strength:

2 Samuel 2:22

And Abner said again to Asahel, Turn you aside from following me: why should I strike you to the ground? how then should I hold up my face to Joab your brother?

2 Samuel 18:11

And Joab said unto the man that told him, And, behold, you saw him, and why did you not strike him there to the ground? and I would have given you ten shekels of silver, and a belt.

Psalm 7:1-2

[A shaggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush, a Benjamite.] O LORD my God, in you do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:

Psalm 7:5

Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay my honor in the dust. Selah.

Psalm 17:9-13

From the wicked that oppress me, from 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 them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.

Psalm 54:3

For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

Psalm 142:6

Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

Lamentations 3:6

He has set me in dark places, like they that are long dead.

Ezekiel 37:11

Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off on our part.

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