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Psalms 27:2

    Psalms 27:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh, Even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When evil-doers, even my haters, came on me to put an end to me, they were broken and put to shame.

    Webster's Revision

    When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh, Even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.

    World English Bible

    When evildoers came at me to eat up my flesh, even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh, even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 27:2

    When the wicked - came upon me - Near as I appeared to you to be in danger of losing my life, I was safe enough in the hands of the Lord; and those who thought to have eaten me up, stumbled, failed of their purpose and fell; the Philistine lost his own life.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 27:2

    When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me - This refers, doubtless, to some particular period of his past life when he was in very great danger, and when God interposed to save him. The margin here is, "approached against me." The literal rendering would be, "in the drawing near against me of the wicked to eat up my flesh." The reference is to some period when they purposed an attack upon him, and when he was in imminent danger from such a threatened attack.

    To eat up my flesh - As if they would eat me up. That is, they came upon me like ravening wolves, or hungry lions. We are not to suppose that they literally purposed to eat up his flesh, or that they were cannibals; but the comparison is one that is drawn from the fierceness of wild beasts rushing on their prey. Compare Psalm 14:4.

    They stumbled and fell - They were overthrown. They failed in their purpose. Either they were thrown into a panic by a false fear, or they were overthrown in battle. The language would be rather applicable to the former, as if by some alarm they were thrown into consternation. Either they differed among themselves and became confused, or God threw obstacles in their way and they were driven back. The general idea is, that God had interposed in some way to prevent the execution of their purposes.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 27:2

    27:2 Light - My counsellor in all my difficulties, and my comforter and deliverer in all my distresses. Strength - The supporter and preserver of my life.