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

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

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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