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Psalm 21:8 "Your hand will find out all your enemies; your right hand will find out those who hate you."

Since beginning to read the Psalms this summer, I have had a question pressing on the back of my mind. Who are my enemies?

So many in this first Book of Psalms, are written by David.  As the king of Israel, he had many enemies - warring nations, Saul (the first king who refused to acknowledge God's anointing of David), and even his own son, Absalom. Naturally, he would write about his enemies and how they tormented him. David would beg for God's salvation - immediate and eternal. But the Psalms are written to us as well. God must have meant for these Psalms to apply to us. If so, who are my enemies?

According to Strong's Concordance the Hebrew word for enemy or enemies is the same root, "ayab." It is found 72 times in the book of Psalms, 274 times in the Old Testament. It simply means "to be hostile to." Biblical translators use the word e…

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