Even my close friend,(A)
    someone I trusted,
one who shared my bread,
    has turned[a] against me.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 41:9 Hebrew has lifted up his heel

Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

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30 What are you doing,(A) you devastated one?
    Why dress yourself in scarlet
    and put on jewels(B) of gold?
Why highlight your eyes with makeup?(C)
    You adorn yourself in vain.
Your lovers(D) despise you;
    they want to kill you.(E)

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30 And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life.

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10 I hear many whispering,
    “Terror(A) on every side!
    Denounce(B) him! Let’s denounce him!”
All my friends(C)
    are waiting for me to slip,(D) saying,
“Perhaps he will be deceived;
    then we will prevail(E) over him
    and take our revenge(F) on him.”

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10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

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22 All the women(A) left in the palace of the king of Judah will be brought out to the officials of the king of Babylon. Those women will say to you:

“‘They misled you and overcame you—
    those trusted friends(B) of yours.
Your feet are sunk in the mud;(C)
    your friends have deserted you.’

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22 And, behold, all the women that are left in the king of Judah's house shall be brought forth to the king of Babylon's princes, and those women shall say, Thy friends have set thee on, and have prevailed against thee: thy feet are sunk in the mire, and they are turned away back.

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All your allies(A) will force you to the border;
    your friends will deceive and overpower you;
those who eat your bread(B) will set a trap for you,[a]
    but you will not detect it.

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Footnotes

  1. Obadiah 1:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.

All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.

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