10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

Other Translations of Psalm 71:10

New International Version

10 For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together.

English Standard Version

10 For my enemies speak concerning me; those who watch for my life consult together

The Message

10 My enemies are talking behind my back, watching for their chance to knife me.

New King James Version

10 For my enemies speak against me; And those who lie in wait for my life take counsel together,

New Living Translation

10 For my enemies are whispering against me. They are plotting together to kill me.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 71:10

Commentary on Psalm 71:1-13

(Read Psalm 71:1-13)

David prays that he might never be made ashamed of dependence upon God. With this petition every true believer may come boldly to the throne of grace. The gracious care of Divine providence in our birth and infancy, should engage us to early piety. He that was our Help from our birth, ought to be our Hope from our youth. Let none expect ease or comfort from the world. Those who love the Lord, often are hated and persecuted; men wondered at for their principles and conduct; but the Lord has been their strong refuge. The faithful servants of God may be assured that he will not cast them off in old age, nor forsake them when their strength fails.