“All day long they seek to injure my cause.
All their thoughts are against me for evil.
They stir up strife.
They watch my steps.
They hoped to have my life.
So repay them for their crime!
Cast down the peoples,
The enemies of David, in particular the men of King Saul, were after David. They sought to injure him. They stirred up evil strife. They lurked watching his steps in hopes that they could take his life. David wanted God to repay his enemies for their crimes. He wanted God to get mad and cast out these people.
“Their mouths are filled with cursing.
Their mouths are filled with deceit.
Their mouths are filled with oppression.
Under their tongues are mischief and iniquity.
They sit in ambush in the villages.
In hiding places,
They murder the innocent.
Their eyes stealthily watch for the helpless.
They lurk in secret,
Like a lion in its covert.
So that they may seize the poor.
They seize the poor.
They drag them off in their net.”
The wicked people curse. They are deceitful. They oppress the poor. There is mischief and iniquity in their mouth. They sit in ambush, in hiding places to murder the innocent. They carefully watch the helpless. They lurk in secret like a lion about to catch its prey. They seize the poor and drag them off in nets.