Psalms 17:12

“Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Psalms 17:12

Like as a lyon that is greedie of his pray, and as it were a yong lyon lurking in secret places.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He is like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, And as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Like a lion desiring its food, and like a young lion waiting in secret places.
- Basic English Bible

He is like a lion that is greedy of its prey, and as a young lion lurking in secret places.
- Darby Bible

Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
- Webster's Bible

He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
- World English Bible

His likeness as a lion desirous to tear, As a young lion dwelling in secret places.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He is like a lion that is eager to tear in pieces, and like a young lion lurking in secret places.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Psalms 17:12

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 17:12


17:10 They - They live in splendor and prosperity.

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.

17:13 Sword - Thy instrument to execute vengeance upon thine enemies. Do not punish me with this rod: let me fall into thy hands, and not into the hands of men.

17:14 Thy hand - Wherewith thou dost correct me. World - Who set their hearts upon this world, and neither have, nor desire any other portion. Belly - Mind or appetite, as that word is used, #Job 20:20|. #Prov 20:30|. Treasure - With extraordinary wealth and glory. Children - When many of thy faithful servants are barren, these are blessed with a numerous posterity.


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