Learn English – the meaning of “mortal enemies”?


Can you please help me to grasp the meaning of "mortal enemies"?
Does it mean "earthling, human"?

The full quote is as follows:

Guard me from the wicked who attack me,
From my mortal enemies who surround me.

Best Answer

It's not related to someone wanting to kill you or you wanting to kill them, it's about them being your enemy as long as you two are alive. From that perspective, Satan would be one's immortal enemy.