Psalms 17:9

“From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

From the wicked that oppresse me, from my deadly enemies, who compasse me about.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

From the wicked who despoil me, My deadly enemies who surround me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

From the wicked that oppress me, My deadly enemies, that compass me about.
- American Standard Version (1901)

From the evil-doers who are violent to me, and from those who are round me, desiring my death.
- Basic English Bible

From the wicked that destroy me, my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
- Darby Bible

From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who encompass me,
- Webster's Bible

from the wicked who oppress me, my deadly enemies, who surround me.
- World English Bible

From the face of the wicked who spoiled me. Mine enemies in soul go round against me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

From the wicked that oppress, my deadly enemies, that compass me about.
- 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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