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Enemies seek to destroy my life,[a]
but they will descend into the depths of the earth.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 63:9 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. Psalm 63:9 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.

Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;(A)
    they will go down to the depths of the earth.(B)

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