Psalms 17:11

“They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They haue now compassed vs in our steps: they haue set their eyes bowing downe to the earth:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They have now surrounded us in our steps; They set their eyes to cast {us} down to the ground.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They have now compassed us in our steps; They set their eyes to cast `us' down to the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They have made a circle round our steps: their eyes are fixed on us, forcing us down to the earth;
- Basic English Bible

They have now encompassed us in our steps; their eyes have they set, bowing down to the earth.
- Darby Bible

They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
- Webster's Bible

They have now surrounded us in our steps. They set their eyes to cast us down to the earth.
- World English Bible

`Our steps now have compassed [him];' Their eyes they set to turn aside in the land.
- Youngs Literal Bible

At our every step they have now encompassed us; they set their eyes to cast us down to the earth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 17:11


17:11 Steps - In all our ways. We go from place to place, to rocks, and caves, and woods; but wheresoever we go they are at hand, and ready to surround us. Eyes - They keep their eyes fixed upon us. Bowing - Couching down upon the earth, that they may watch the fittest opportunity to surprize us.


Discussion for Psalms 17

  • Mild Bill
    The Psalmist is saying a prayer in which he seems alone, and he is, until v.11. God stands with him as the remedy to his woes before a common enemy.The sword and hand of the Lord are under the control of God, but they have no hope of eternal life, as believers do.God's covenant with us is stronger than the powers of the lost of this world. Awakening with God is greater than all the things we face.
  • A disciple
    "Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips." Yet how much are people led down the path of hypocrisy right from the first day they are introduced to the Lord and the Christian religion! Just look at the way they pray; who "for a pretense make long prayers," while devouring the substance of the poor they are supposed to be caring for!
  • Teral
    God is good people and bless the lord and his people
  • Doxie Lambert
    So sorry to hear this but i hope by the help Of God you will be able get through
  • Irene123
    To Angela - You've seen 1 Cor. 10:13 ..... ? And just as you said, He knows about everything even before it happens, so naturally He is ALWAYS in control - of everything. Recently I was in the hosp. for a wk. with flu/pneumonia - and I never get sick, even tho' I am 74. I wasn't upset with God, I was too busy being sick!! But as I got better He let me know He allowed it to happen - cont.
  • MockingBird
    I want to be kept by the power of God and to be the apple of His eye. I also want to be hid under the shadow of His wing. My life is hid with Christ in God .

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