13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
13 May my accusers perish in shame; may those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace.
13 May my accusers be put to shame and consumed; with scorn and disgrace may they be covered who seek my hurt.
13 My accusers - make them lose face. Those out to get me - make them look
13 Let them be confounded and consumed Who are adversaries of my life; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor Who seek my hurt.
13 Bring disgrace and destruction on my accusers. Humiliate and shame those who want to harm me.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 71:13
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.