Psalms 55:12

“For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For it was not an enemie that reproached me, then I could haue borne it, neither was it hee that hated me, that did magnifie himselfe against me, then I would haue hid my selfe from him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For it is not an enemy who reproaches me, Then I could bear {it;} Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me, Then I could hide myself from him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For it was not an enemy that reproached me; Then I could have borne it: Neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; Then I would have hid myself from him:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it was not my hater who said evil of me; that would have been no grief to me; it was not one outside the number of my friends who made himself strong against me, or I would have kept myself from him in a secret place;
- Basic English Bible

For it is not an enemy that hath reproached me -- then could I have borne it; neither is it he that hateth me that hath magnified [himself] against me -- then would I have hidden myself from him;
- Darby Bible

For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that magnified himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
- Webster's Bible

For it was not an enemy who insulted me, then I could have endured it. Neither was it he who hated me who raised himself up against me, then I would have hidden myself from him.
- World English Bible

For an enemy reproacheth me not, or I bear [it], He who is hating me Hath not magnified himself against me, Or I hide from him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(55:13) For it was not an enemy that taunted me, then I could have borne it; neither was it mine adversary that did magnify himself against me, then I would have hid myself from him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 55:12


55:12 Hated - With a manifest or old hatred.


Discussion for Psalms 55

  • Andrea
    Thank God for his comforting words.
  • Jewels
    Thank You so very much for your words of wisdom!!!!
  • Librarygal143
    Dear God, please hear my prayer and heal my family. We have a lot of work to do this, but we can't do it without you. Thank you for listening, Father, in Jesus' Mighty Name, Amen.
  • David Davies
    V17. I am hugely encouraged by today's 6 07 17 verse of the day. Psalm 55 v17, we don't have to get depressed or worried, we can just take it to the in pray. Anytime and anyplace and he Will hear us. God promises that He will never turn away our prays. What a wonderful promise.
  • BSP
    We can pray to Jehovah God all day and no matter what time of day.
  • LadyA
    Lord God Thank you for your Grace

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