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Psalms 71:10

    Psalms 71:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For my enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For mine enemies speak concerning me; And they that watch for my soul take counsel together,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For my haters are waiting secretly for me; and those who are watching for my soul are banded together in their evil designs,

    Webster's Revision

    For mine enemies speak concerning me; And they that watch for my soul take counsel together,

    World English Bible

    For my enemies talk about me. Those who watch for my soul conspire together,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For mine enemies speak concerning me; and they that watch for my soul take counsel together,

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 71:10

    Lay wait for my soul - They seek to destroy my life.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 71:10

    For mine enemies speak against me - That is, they said substantially, as it is stated in Psalm 71:11, that God had forsaken him, and that therefore, they would arise and punish him, or treat him as an outcast from God.

    And they that lay wait for my soul - For my life; or, to take my life. The margin here - as the Hebrew - is, "watch," or "observe." The "watchers for my life;" that is, they who watch for an opportunity to take my life, or to destroy me.

    Take counsel together - About the best means of accomplishing their object.