2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came  upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
2 When the wicked advance against me to devour
2 When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall.
2 When vandal hordes ride down ready to eat me alive, Those bullies and toughs fall flat on their faces.
2 When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell.
2 When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 27:2
Commentary on Psalm 27:1-6
(Read Psalm 27:1-6)
The Lord, who is the believer's light, is the strength of his life; not only by whom, but in whom he lives and moves. In God let us strengthen ourselves. The gracious presence of God, his power, his promise, his readiness to hear prayer, the witness of his Spirit in the hearts of his people; these are the secret of his tabernacle, and in these the saints find cause for that holy security and peace of mind in which they dwell at ease. The psalmist prays for constant communion with God in holy ordinances. All God's children desire to dwell in their Father's house. Not to sojourn there as a wayfaring man, to tarry but for a night; or to dwell there for a time only, as the servant that abides not in the house for ever; but to dwell there all the days of their life, as children with a father. Do we hope that the praising of God will be the blessedness of our eternity? Surely then we ought to make it the business of our time. This he had at heart more than any thing. Whatever the Christian is as to this life, he considers the favour and service of God as the one thing needful. This he desires, prays for and seeks after, and in it he rejoices.