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Psalms 25:19

    Psalms 25:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Consider my enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Consider mine enemies, for they are many; And they hate me with cruel hatred.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    See how those who are against me are increased, for bitter is their hate of me.

    Webster's Revision

    Consider mine enemies, for they are many; And they hate me with cruel hatred.

    World English Bible

    Consider my enemies, for they are many. They hate me with cruel hatred.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Consider mine enemies, for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 25:19

    Consider mine enemies - Look upon them, and thou wilt see how impossible it is that I should be able to resist and overcome them. They are many, they hate me, and their hatred drives them to acts of cruelty against me.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 25:19

    Consider mine enemies - See Psalm 25:2. It is evident that one source of the trouble referred to in the psalm was the fact that he had cruel foes, and that he was apprehensive of their designs. The train of thought seems to be, in accordance with the remarks above, that enemies actually surrounded him, and threatened him, and that this fact suggested the inquiry whether this was not permitted on account of his sins. this had led him to think of the sins of his past life, going back as far as his youth Psalm 25:7, as if these calamities, even in advanced life, were on account of those early offences.

    For they are many - Who and what they were, we have now no means of ascertaining. See the notes at Psalm 25:16.

    And they hate me with cruel hatred - Margin, as in Hebrew: "hatred of violence." It was such hatred as tended to violence; such that they could not restrain it. It sought his destruction, and was ready to break out at any moment.