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Psalms 35:7

    Psalms 35:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have dig for my soul.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit; Without cause have they digged a pit for my soul.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For without cause they have put a net ready for me secretly, in which to take my soul.

    Webster's Revision

    For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit; Without cause have they digged a pit for my soul.

    World English Bible

    For without cause they have hidden their net in a pit for me. Without cause they have dug a pit for my soul.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, without cause have they digged a pit for my soul.

    Definitions for Psalms 35:7

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 35:7

    For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit - The word שחת shachath, a pit, belongs to the second member of this verse, and the whole should be read thus: For without a cause they have hidden for me their net, without a cause they have digged a pit for my life. They have used every degree and species of cunning and deceit to ruin me.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 35:7

    For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit - See Psalm 7:15, note; Psalm 9:15, note. This figure is derived from hunting. The idea is that of digging a pit or hole for a wild beast to fall into, with a net so concealed that the animal could not see it, and that might be suddenly drawn over him so as to secure him. The reference here is to plans that are laid to entrap and ruin others: plots that are concocted so as to secure destruction before one is aware. The psalmist says that, in his case, they had done this without "cause," or without any sufficient reason. He had done them no wrong; he had given them no show of excuse for their conduct.

    Which without cause they have digged for my soul - For my life. That is, they have digged a pit into which I might fall, and into which they designed that I should fall, though I have never done anything to give them occasion thus to seek my destruction.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 35:7

    35:7 For - Out of mere malice.