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Psalms 56:5

    Psalms 56:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    All the day long they wrest my words: All their thoughts are against me for evil.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Every day they make wrong use of my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil.

    Webster's Revision

    All the day long they wrest my words: All their thoughts are against me for evil.

    World English Bible

    All day long they twist my words. All their thoughts are against me for evil.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    All the day long they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

    Definitions for Psalms 56:5

    Wrest - To wrench; to torture by twisting.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 56:5

    Every day they wrest my words - They have been spies on my conduct continually; they collected all my sayings, and wrested my words out of their proper sense and meaning, to make them, by inuendos, speak treason against Saul. They are full of evil purposes against me.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 56:5

    Every day they wrest my words - The word here rendered "wrest," means literally to give pain, to grieve, to afflict; and it is used here in the sense of "wresting," as if force were applied to words; that is, they are "tortured," twisted, perverted. We have the same use of the word "torture" in our language. This they did by affixing a meaning to his words which he never intended, so as to injure him.

    All their thoughts are against me for evil - All their plans, devices, purposes. They never seek my good, but always seek to do me harm.