For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
Treasury of Scripture
Psalm 7:1,2 O LORD my God, in you do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me...
Psalm 17:9-13 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about...
Psalm 35:4 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.
Psalm 54:3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
Psalm 142:6 Attend to my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
Psalm 7:5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yes, let him tread down my life on the earth, and lay my honor in the dust. Selah.
2 Samuel 2:22 And Abner said again to Asahel, Turn you aside from following me: why should I smite you to the ground?...
2 Samuel 18:11 And Joab said to the man that told him, And, behold, you saw him, and why did you not smite him there to the ground?...
Psalm 31:12,13 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel...
Psalm 88:4-6 I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that has no strength...
Ezekiel 37:11 Then he said to me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost...
ContextI Spread Out My Hands to You
1Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in your faithfulness answer me, and in your righteousness. 2And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight shall no man living be justified. 3For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. 4Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate. 5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all your works; I muse on the work of your hands. 6I stretch forth my hands to you: my soul thirsts after you, as a thirsty land. Selah. 7Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face from me, lest I be like to them that go down into the pit. 8Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning; for in you do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul to you. 9Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies: I flee to you to hide me. 10Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: your spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. 11Quicken me, O LORD, for your name's sake: for your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. 12And of your mercy cut off my enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am your servant.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; He hath smitten my life down to the ground: He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul: he hath brought down my life to the earth. He hath made me to dwell in darkness as those that have been dead of old:
Darby Bible Translation
For the enemy persecuteth my soul: he hath crushed my life down to the earth; he hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.
King James Bible
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
Young's Literal Translation
For an enemy hath pursued my soul, He hath bruised to the earth my life, He hath caused me to dwell in dark places, As the dead of old.