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Psalms 143:12

    Psalms 143:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And of your mercy cut off my enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am your servant.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And in thy lovingkindness cut off mine enemies, And destroy all them that afflict my soul; For I am thy servant.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And in your mercy put an end to my haters, and send destruction on all those who are against my soul; for I am your servant.

    Webster's Revision

    And in thy lovingkindness cut off mine enemies, And destroy all them that afflict my soul; For I am thy servant.

    World English Bible

    In your loving kindness, cut off my enemies, and destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am your servant. By David.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And in thy lovingkindness cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul; for I am thy servant.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 143:12

    And of thy mercy - To me and the kingdom.

    Cut off mine enemies - Who, if they succeed, will destroy the very form of godliness. The steps he has already taken show that even morality shall have no countenance, if Absalom reign.

    I am thy servant - Whoever is disloyal to me, I will love and serve thee.

    For a full explanation of this Psalm, as applied to penitents, see the analysis.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 143:12

    And of thy mercy ... - Thy mercy to me; thy mercy to the world. The destruction of the wicked is a favor to the universe; just as the arrest and punishment of a robber or a pirate is a mercy to society, to mankind; just as every prison is a display of "mercy" as well as of "justice" - mercy to society at large; justice to the offenders.

    And destroy all them that afflict my soul - Cut them off; render them powerless to do mischief.

    For I am thy servant - Not as a matter of private feeling - not for personal revenge - but because I am in thy service, and it is only by being delivered from these dangers that I can honor thee as I would. It is thine own cause, and I ask that they may be cut off "in order" that the service which I might render thee may be unembarrassed.