Parallel Verses

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 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.

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.

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 Do not sit in judgment on your servant, for no one alive is innocent before you. 3 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. 4 My strength leaves me; I am absolutely shocked.


Cross References

Psalm 88:4-6

They treat me like those who descend into the grave. I am like a helpless man,

2 Samuel 2:22

So Abner spoke again to Asahel, "Turn aside from following me! I do not want to strike you to the ground. How then could I show my face in the presence of Joab your brother?"

2 Samuel 18:11

Joab replied to the man who was telling him this, "What! You saw this? Why didn't you strike him down right on the spot? I would have given you ten pieces of silver and a commemorative belt!"

Psalm 7:1-2

A musical composition by David, which he sang to the Lord concerning a Benjaminite named Cush. O Lord my God, in you I have taken shelter. Deliver me from all who chase me! Rescue me!

Psalm 7:5

may an enemy relentlessly chase me and catch me; may he trample me to death and leave me lying dishonored in the dust. (Selah)

Psalm 17:9-13

Protect me from the wicked men who attack me, my enemies who crowd around me for the kill.

Psalm 31:12-13

I am forgotten, like a dead man no one thinks about; I am regarded as worthless, like a broken jar.

Psalm 35:4

May those who seek my life be embarrassed and humiliated! May those who plan to harm me be turned back and ashamed!

Psalm 54:3

For foreigners attack me; ruthless men, who do not respect God, seek my life. (Selah)

Psalm 142:6

Listen to my cry for help, for I am in serious trouble! Rescue me from those who chase me, for they are stronger than I am.

Lamentations 3:6

He has made me reside in deepest darkness like those who died long ago.

Ezekiel 37:11

Then he said to me, "Son of man, these bones are all the house of Israel. Look, they are saying, 'Our bones are dry, our hope has perished; we are cut off.'

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