Compare Translations for Psalm 59:15

Psalm 59:15 ASV
They shall wander up and down for food, And tarry all night if they be not satisfied.
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Psalm 59:15 BBE
Let them go wandering up and down in search of food, and be there all night if they have not enough.
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Psalm 59:15 CEB
They roam about for food, and if they don't get their fill, they stay all night.
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Psalm 59:15 CJB
They roam about, looking for food, prowling all night if they don't get their fill.
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Psalm 59:15 RHE
(58-16) They shall be scattered abroad to eat, and shall murmur if they be not filled.
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Psalm 59:15 ESV
They wander about for food and growl if they do not get their fill.
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Psalm 59:15 GW
They wander around to find something to eat. If they are not full enough, they will stay all night.
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Psalm 59:15 GNT
like dogs roaming about for food and growling if they do not find enough.
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Psalm 59:15 HNV
They shall wander up and down for food, And wait all night if they aren't satisfied.
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Psalm 59:15 CSB
They scavenge for food; they growl if they are not satisfied.
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Psalm 59:15 KJV
Let them wander up and down for meat , and grudge if they be not satisfied .
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Psalm 59:15 LEB
As for them, they wander for food. If they are not satisfied, then they continue all night.
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Psalm 59:15 NAS
They wander about for food And growl if they are not satisfied.
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Psalm 59:15 NCV
They wander about looking for food, and they howl if they do not find enough.
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Psalm 59:15 NIRV
They wander around looking for food. They groan if they don't find something that will satisfy them.
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Psalm 59:15 NIV
They wander about for food and howl if not satisfied.
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Psalm 59:15 NKJV
They wander up and down for food, And howl if they are not satisfied.
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Psalm 59:15 NLT
They scavenge for food but go to sleep unsatisfied.
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Psalm 59:15 NRS
They roam about for food, and growl if they do not get their fill.
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Psalm 59:15 RSV
They roam about for food, and growl if they do not get their fill.
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Psalm 59:15 DBY
They shall wander about for meat, and stay all night if they be not satisfied.
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Psalm 59:15 MSG
They scavenge for bones, And bite the hand that feeds them.
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Psalm 59:15 WBT
Let them wander up and down for food, and grudge if they are not satisfied.
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Psalm 59:15 TMB
Let them wander up and down for meat, and grumble if they be not satisfied.
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Psalm 59:15 TNIV
They wander about for food and howl if not satisfied.
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Psalm 59:15 WEB
They shall wander up and down for food, And wait all night if they aren't satisfied.
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Psalm 59:15 WYC
They shall be scattered abroad, for to eat; soothly if they be not [ful]filled, and they shall grutch. (They shall be scattered abroad, searching for food; and truly they shall grumble, if they be not satisfied, or fulfilled.)
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Psalm 59:15 YLT
They -- they wander for food, If they are not satisfied -- then they murmur.
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Psalms 59 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 59

David prays for deliverance from his enemies. (1-7) He foresees their destruction. (8-17)

Verses 1-7 In these words we hear the voice of David when a prisoner in his own house; the voice of Christ when surrounded by his merciless enemies; the voice of the church when under bondage in the world; and the voice of the Christian when under temptation, affliction, and persecution. And thus earnestly should we pray daily, to be defended and delivered from our spiritual enemies, the temptations of Satan, and the corruptions of our own hearts. We should fear suffering as evil-doers, but not be ashamed of the hatred of workers of iniquity. It is not strange, if those regard not what they themselves say, who have made themselves believe that God regards not what they say. And where there is no fear of God, there is nothing to secure proper regard to man.

Verses 8-17 It is our wisdom and duty, in times of danger and difficulty, to wait upon God; for he is our defence, in whom we shall be safe. It is very comfortable to us, in prayer, to look to God as the God of our mercy, the Author of all good in us, and the Giver of all good to us. The wicked can never be satisfied, which is the greatest misery in a poor condition. A contented man, if he has not what he would have, yet he does not quarrel with Providence, nor fret within himself. It is not poverty, but discontent that makes a man unhappy. David would praise God because he had many times, and all along, found Him his refuge in the day of trouble. He that is all this to us, is certainly worthy of our best affections, praises, and services. The trials of his people will end in joy and praise. When the night of affliction is over, they will sing of the Lord's power and mercy in the morning. Let believers now, in assured faith and hope, praise Him for those mercies, for which they will rejoice and praise him for ever.

Psalms 59 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 59

Psalms 59:1-17 . 1 Samuel 19:11 , &c. The scope is very similar to that of the fifty-seventh: prayer in view of malicious and violent foes, and joy in prospect of relief.

1. defend me--(Compare Margin).
rise up . . . me--(Compare Psalms 17:7 ).

2. (Compare Psalms 5:5 , 6:8 ).

4, 5. prepare--literally, "set themselves as in array."
awake--(Compare Psalms 3:7 , 7:6 ), appeals to God in His covenant relation to His people ( Psalms 9:18 ).

6, 7. They are as ravening dogs seeking prey ( Psalms 59:6 ), and as such,
belch out--that is, slanders, their impudent barkings.

7. for who, say they--For the full expression with the supplied words, compare Psalms 64:5 .

8. (Compare Psalms 2:4 , 37:13 ).

9. By judicious expositors, and on good grounds, this is better rendered, "O my strength, on Thee will I wait" ( Psalms 59:17 ).
defence--(Compare Psalms 18:3 ).

10. prevent me--( Psalms 21:3 ).
see my desire--in their overthrow ( Psalms 54:7 ).
enemies--as in Psalms 5:8 .

11. Slay them not--at once ( Judges 2:21-23 ); but perpetuate their punishment ( Genesis 4:12 , Numbers 32:13 ), by scattering or making them wander, and humble them.

12. let them even be . . . taken in their pride--while evincing it--that is, to be punished for their lies, &c.

13. Though delayed for wise reasons, the utter destruction of the wicked must come at last, and God's presence and power in and for His Church will be known abroad ( 1 Samuel 17:46 , Psalms 46:10 Psalms 46:11 ).

14, 15. Meanwhile let the rapacious dogs prowl, they cannot hurt the pious; yea, they shall wander famished and sleepless.

15. grudge if, &c.--literally, "they shall stay all night," that is, obtain nothing.

16, 17. Contrast the lot of God's servant, who employs his time in God's praise.
sing aloud . . . in the morning--when they retire famishing and disappointed, or it may denote delightful diligence in praise, as in Psalms 30:5 .