They also that seek after my life
His avowed and implacable enemies, whom nothing would satisfy but the taking away of his life: these came too near him; for these, he says,
lay snares [for me],
as Satan does for the souls of men, as the Jews did for Christ, and as wicked men do for the saints, ( Psalms 124:7 ) ;
and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things;
to the injury of his character and reputation:
and imagine deceits all the day long;
contrive artful schemes to deceive; see ( Psalms 35:20 ) .