Parallel Verses

Amplified

For, behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce and mighty men are banding together against me, not for my transgression nor for any sin of mine, O Lord.

New American Standard Bible

For behold, they have set an ambush for my life; Fierce men launch an attack against me, Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O LORD,

King James Version

For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

Holman Bible

Lord, look! They set an ambush for me.
Powerful men attack me,
but not because of any sin or rebellion of mine.

International Standard Version

Look, they lie in ambush for my life; these violent men gather together against me, but not because of any transgression or sin of mine, LORD.

A Conservative Version

For, lo, they lay in wait for my soul. The mighty gather themselves together against me, not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

American Standard Version

For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul; The mighty gather themselves together against me: Not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah.

Bible in Basic English

For see, they are watching in secret for my soul; the strong have come together against me? but not because of my sin, or my evil-doing, O Lord.

Darby Translation

For behold, they lie in wait for my soul; strong ones are gathered against me: not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul; the strong are gathered against me; I am not in rebellion, nor in sin, O LORD.

Julia Smith Translation

For behold, they lay in wait for my soul: the strong will gather against me; not my transgression and not my sin, O Jehovah.

King James 2000

For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For look, they lie in wait for my life. The mighty attack against me, not [because of] my transgression or my sin, O Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul; the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For lo, they lie in waiting for my soul; the mighty men are gathered together against me, without any offense or fault of me, O LORD.

NET Bible

For look, they wait to ambush me; powerful men stalk me, but not because I have rebelled or sinned, O Lord.

New Heart English Bible

For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul. The mighty gather themselves together against me, not for my disobedience, nor for my sin, LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

For lo! they have lain in wait for my life, Mighty ones stir up strife against me, Without transgression of mine, and without sin of mine, O Yahweh;

Webster

For lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

World English Bible

For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul. The mighty gather themselves together against me, not for my disobedience, nor for my sin, Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

For, lo, they laid wait for my soul, Assembled against me are strong ones, Not my transgression nor my sin, O Jehovah.

References

Fausets

Prayers for Psalm 59:3

Context Readings

God Our Stronghold

2 Deliver me from and lift me above those who work evil and save me from bloodthirsty men. 3 For, behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce and mighty men are banding together against me, not for my transgression nor for any sin of mine, O Lord. 4 They run and prepare themselves, though there is no fault in me; rouse Yourself [O Lord] to meet and help me, and see!


Cross References

Psalm 56:6

They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they watch my steps, even as they have [expectantly] waited for my life.

1 Samuel 24:11

See, my father, see the skirt of your robe in my hand! Since I cut off the skirt of your robe and did not kill you, you know and see that there is no evil or treason in my hands. I have not sinned against you, yet you hunt my life to take it.

Psalm 69:4

Those who hate me without cause are more than the hairs of my head; those who would cut me off and destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully, are many and mighty. I am [forced] to restore what I did not steal.

1 Samuel 19:1

Now Saul told Jonathan his son and all his servants that they must kill David.

1 Samuel 24:17

He said to David, You are more upright in God's eyes than I, for you have repaid me good, but I have rewarded you evil.

1 Samuel 26:18

And David said, Why does my lord thus pursue his servant? What have I done? Or what evil is in my hand [tonight]?

Psalm 2:2

The kings of the earth take their places; the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Anointed One (the Messiah, the Christ). They say,

Psalm 7:3-6

O Lord my God, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands,

Psalm 10:9-10

He lurks in secret places like a lion in his thicket; he lies in wait that he may seize the poor (the helpless and the unfortunate); he seizes the poor when he draws him into his net.

Psalm 37:32-33

The wicked lie in wait for the [uncompromisingly] righteous and seek to put them to death.

Psalm 38:12

They also that seek and demand my life lay snares for me, and they that seek and require my hurt speak crafty and mischievous things; they meditate treachery and deceit all the day long.

Proverbs 12:6

The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them and the innocent ones [thus endangered].

Micah 7:2

The godly man has perished from the earth, and there is none upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; each hunts his brother with a net.

John 15:25

But [this is so] that the word written in their Law might be fulfilled, They hated Me without a cause.

Acts 4:26-27

The kings of the earth took their stand in array [for attack] and the rulers were assembled and combined together against the Lord and against His Anointed (Christ, the Messiah).

Acts 23:21

But do not yield to their persuasion, for more than forty of their men are lying in ambush waiting for him, having bound themselves by an oath and under a curse neither to eat nor drink till they have killed him; and even now they are all ready, [just] waiting for your promise.

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