Psalms 27:2

“When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When the wicked, euen mine enemies and my foes came vpon me to eat vp my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh, `Even' mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When evil-doers, even my haters, came on me to put an end to me, they were broken and put to shame.
- Basic English Bible

When evil-doers, mine adversaries and mine enemies, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
- Darby Bible

When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
- Webster's Bible

When evildoers came at me to eat up my flesh, even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
- World English Bible

When evil doers come near to me to eat my flesh, My adversaries and mine enemies to me, They have stumbled and fallen.
- Youngs Literal Bible

When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh, even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 27:2


27:2 Light - My counsellor in all my difficulties, and my comforter and deliverer in all my distresses. Strength - The supporter and preserver of my life.


Discussion for Psalms 27:2

  • Marcel Richard for verse 2
    This powerful psalms demonstrates that there is no other God capable of destroying the works of our enemies, physical or spiritual than The Almighty One , Jesus Christ . He has done so many things in my own personal life. Glorified be always THy Name!
  • Gilda Gaulden for verse 2
    Psalms 27 2 Is a Psalms of deliverance and favor resting in the arms of our Jehovah Jireh This scripture shows God mighty hands and strength of God arms delivering us from the evils and wiles of the devil We see the Power of God the strength of God and the Wisdom of God fighting for us
  • Donald Honeyghan for verse 2
    This verse has Messianic significance. It was literally fulfilled at the arrest of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane. When He spoke those powerful words, "I Am He [as in; the eternal God; the I AM]," his armed detainers backed away and fell to the ground (see John's Gospel 18:1-6.

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