59:7 Look, they hurl insults at me
and openly threaten to kill me, 1
for they say, 2
59:15 They wander around looking for something to eat;
they refuse to sleep until they are full. 3
1 tn Heb “look, they gush forth with their mouth, swords [are] in their lips.”
2 tn The words “for they say” are supplied in the translation for clarification. The following question (“Who hears?”) is spoken by the psalmist’s enemies, who are confident that no one else can hear their threats against the psalmist. They are aggressive because they feel the psalmist is vulnerable and has no one to help him.
3 tn Heb “if they are not full, they stay through the night.”