Psalm 31:13

13 For I hear many whispering, “Terror on every side!” They conspire against me and plot to take my life.

Read Psalm 31:13 Using Other Translations

For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
For I hear the whispering of many-- terror on every side!-- as they scheme together against me, as they plot to take my life.
I have heard the many rumors about me, and I am surrounded by terror. My enemies conspire against me, plotting to take my life.

What does Psalm 31:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 31:13

For I have heard the slander of many
Both enemies and neighbours;

fear [was] on every side;
his enemies were a "Magormissabib" to him, ( Jeremiah 20:3 ) ; encompassed him around, so that he was in fear from every quarter;

while they took counsel together against me;
how to apprehend him, and what to do with him;

they devised to take away my life;
nothing short of that would satisfy; but life is in the hand of God; men may devise, but God disappoints, and his counsel stands; hence the psalmist was encouraged, after all, to trust in him, in this time of imminent danger, as follows.

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