Enemies seek to destroy my life, 1 but they will descend into the depths of the earth. 2
They who seek my life will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.
But those who seek my life to destroy it, Will go into the depths of the earth.
But those plotting to destroy me will come to ruin. They will go down into the depths of the earth.
Those who are out to get me are marked for doom, marked for death, bound for hell.
But those whose desire is my soul’s destruction will go down to the lower parts of the earth.
But those who seek to destroy my life shall go down into the depths of the earth;
But those who seek my life, to destroy it , Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
But those [that] seek
[it], shall go
into the lower parts
of the earth
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, but they
into the depths
of the earth.
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1 tn Heb “but they for destruction seek my life.” The pronoun “they” must refer here to the psalmist’s enemies, referred to at this point for the first time in the psalm.
2 sn The depths of the earth refers here to the underworld dwelling place of the dead (see Ezek 26:20; 31:14, 16, 18; 32:18, 24). See L. I. J. Stadelmann, The Hebrew Conception of the World, 167.