Compare Translations for Psalm 71:13

Psalm 71:13 ASV
Let them be put to shame [and] consumed that are adversaries to my soul; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.
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Psalm 71:13 BBE
Let those who say evil against my soul be overcome and put to shame; let my haters be made low and have no honour.
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Psalm 71:13 CEB
Let my accusers be put to shame, completely finished off! Let those who seek my downfall be dressed in insults and disgrace!
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Psalm 71:13 CJB
May those who are opposed to me be put to shame and ruin; may those who seek to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace.
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Psalm 71:13 RHE
(70-13) Let them be confounded and come to nothing that detract my soul; let them be covered with confusion and blame that seek my hurt.
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Psalm 71:13 ESV
May my accusers be put to shame and consumed; with scorn and disgrace may they be covered who seek my hurt.
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Psalm 71:13 GW
Let those who accuse me come to a shameful end. Let those who want my downfall be covered with disgrace and humiliation.
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Psalm 71:13 GNT
May those who attack me be defeated and destroyed. May those who try to hurt me be shamed and disgraced.
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Psalm 71:13 HNV
Let my accusers be put to shame and consumed. Let them be covered with disgrace and scorn who want to harm me.
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Psalm 71:13 CSB
May my adversaries be disgraced and confounded; may those who seek my harm be covered with disgrace and humiliation.
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Psalm 71:13 KJV
Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
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Psalm 71:13 LEB
Let them be ashamed; let them perish who are {my adversaries}. Let [them] wrap themselves with scorn and disgrace who seek my harm.
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Psalm 71:13 NAS
Let those who are adversaries of my soul be ashamed and consumed ; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor, who seek to injure me.
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Psalm 71:13 NCV
Let those who accuse me be ashamed and destroyed. Let those who are trying to hurt me be covered with shame and disgrace.
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Psalm 71:13 NIRV
May those who bring charges against me die in shame. May those who want to harm me be covered with shame and dishonor.
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Psalm 71:13 NIV
May my accusers perish in shame; may those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace.
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Psalm 71:13 NKJV
Let them be confounded and consumed Who are adversaries of my life; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor Who seek my hurt.
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Psalm 71:13 NLT
Bring disgrace and destruction on those who accuse me. May humiliation and shame cover those who want to harm me.
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Psalm 71:13 NRS
Let my accusers be put to shame and consumed; let those who seek to hurt me be covered with scorn and disgrace.
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Psalm 71:13 RSV
May my accusers be put to shame and consumed; with scorn and disgrace may they be covered who seek my hurt.
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Psalm 71:13 DBY
Let them be ashamed, let them be consumed, that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
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Psalm 71:13 MSG
My accusers - make them lose face. Those out to get me - make them look
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Psalm 71:13 WBT
Let them be confounded [and] consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered [with] reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.
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Psalm 71:13 TMB
Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.
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Psalm 71:13 TNIV
May my accusers perish in shame; may those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace.
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Psalm 71:13 WEB
Let my accusers be put to shame and consumed. Let them be covered with disgrace and scorn who want to harm me.
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Psalm 71:13 WYC
Men that backbite my soul, be shamed, and fail they; and be they covered with reproof and shame, that seek evils to me. (Let those who backbite me be shamed, and fail they; let those who seek evil for me, be covered with reproach and shame.)
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Psalm 71:13 YLT
They are ashamed, they are consumed, Who are opposing my soul, They are covered [with] reproach and blushing, Who are seeking my evil,
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Psalms 71 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 71

Prayers that God would deliver and save. (1-13) Believing praises. (14-24)

Verses 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.

Verses 14-24 The psalmist declares that the righteousness of Christ, and the great salvation obtained thereby, shall be the chosen subject of his discourse. Not on a sabbath only, but on every day of the week, of the year, of his life. Not merely at stated returns of solemn devotion, but on every occasion, all the day long. Why will he always dwell on this? Because he knew not the numbers thereof. It is impossible to measure the value or the fulness of these blessings. The righteousness is unspeakable, the salvation everlasting. God will not cast off his grey-headed servants when no longer capable of labouring as they have done. The Lord often strengthens his people in their souls, when nature is sinking into decay. And it is a debt which the old disciples of Christ owe to succeeding generations, to leave behind them a solemn testimony to the advantage of religion, and the truth of God's promises; and especially to the everlasting righteousness of the Redeemer. Assured of deliverance and victory, let us spend our days, while waiting the approach of death, in praising the Holy One of Israel with all our powers. And while speaking of his righteousness, and singing his praises, we shall rise above fears and infirmities, and have earnests of the joys of heaven. The work of redemption ought, above all God's works, to be spoken of by us in our praises. The Lamb that was slain, and has redeemed us to God, is worthy of all blessing and praise.

Psalms 71 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 71

Psalms 71:1-24 . The Psalmist, probably in old age, appeals to God for help from his enemies, pleading his past favors, and stating his present need; and, in confidence of a hearing, he promises his grateful thanks and praise.

1-3. (Compare Psalms 30:1-3 ).

3. given commandment--literally, "ordained," as in Psalms 44:4 , 68:28 .
rock . . . fortress--( Psalms 18:2 ).

4, 5. cruel man--corrupt and ill-natured--literally, "sour."

5. trust--place of trust.

6-9. His history from early infancy illustrated God's care, and his wonderful deliverances were at once occasions of praise and ground of confidence for the future.
my praise . . . of thee--literally, "in" or "by Thee" ( Psalms 22:25 ).

10, 11. The craft and malicious taunts of his enemies now led him to call for aid (compare the terms used, 2 Samuel 17:12 , Psalms 3:2 , 7:2 ).

12. (Compare Psalms 22:19 , 40:4 ).

13. (Compare Psalms 35:4 , 40:14 ).

14-16. The ruin of his enemies, as illustrating God's faithfulness, is his deliverance, and a reason for future confidence.

15. for I know . . . thereof--innumerable, as he had not time to count them.

16. in the strength--or, relying on it.
thy righteousness--or, faithful performance of promises to the pious ( Psalms 7:17 , 31:1 ).

17-21. Past experience again encourages.
taught me, &c.--by providential dealings.

19. is very high--distinguished ( Psalms 36:5 , Isaiah 55:9 ).

20. depths of the earth--debased, low condition.

21. increase, &c.--that is, the great things done for me ( Psalms 71:19 ; compare Psalms 40:5 ).

22-24. To the occasion of praise he now adds the promise to render it.
will . . . praise--literally, "will thank."
even thy truth--as to Thy truth or faithfulness.