Psalm 38:19

19 Many have become my enemies without causea ; those who hate me without reason are numerous.

Read Psalm 38:19 Using Other Translations

But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
But my foes are vigorous, they are mighty, and many are those who hate me wrongfully.
I have many aggressive enemies; they hate me without reason.

What does Psalm 38:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 38:19

But mine enemies [are] lively
Or "living" F17 or "live"; not in a spiritual sense; for they had no lively hope, nor living faith, but were dead in trespasses and sins; nor merely in a natural sense, or corporeally, so David was living himself; but in great prosperity and worldly happiness, and so were brisk and cheerful, and lived a merry and pleasent life;

[and] they are strong;
not only hale and robust in body, but abounded in riches and wealth, which are the strength of wicked men;

and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied;
that is, such as hated him without a cause, and made lies and falsehoods the reasons of it: these increased in numbers, or in their outward state and circumstances; see ( Psalms 73:4 Psalms 73:5 Psalms 73:7 Psalms 73:12 ) ( 69:4 ) .


F17 (Myyx) "viventes", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius.
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