Desolations are upon them, They go down to Sheol -- alive, For wickedness is in their dwelling, in their midst.
Psalm 55:15 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let death seize upon them - This is a prediction of the sudden destruction which should fall on the ringleaders in this rebellion. And it was so. Ahithophel, seeing his counsel rejected, hanged himself. Absalom was defeated; and, fleeing away, he was suspended by the hair in a tree, under which his mule had passed; and being found thus by Joab, he was despatched with three darts; and the people who espoused his interests were almost all cut off. They fell by the sword, or perished in the woods. See 2 Samuel 18:8.
Let then go down quick into hell - Let them go down alive into the pit. Let the earth swallow them up! And something of this kind actually took place. Absalom and his army were defeated; twenty thousand of the rebels were slain on the field; and the wood devoured more people that day than the sword devoured, 2 Samuel 18:7, 2 Samuel 18:8. The words might be rendered, "Death shall exact upon them; they shall descend alive into sheol." And death did exact his debt upon them, as we have seen above.
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Let death. Or, rather, `Death shall seize on them; they shall descend quickly into the grave;' which is a prediction of the sudden destruction which befell the ringleaders of this unnatural rebellion.
Psalm 59:13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God rules in Jacob to the ends of the earth. Selah.
Psalm 69:22-28 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap...
Psalm 109:6-20 Set you a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand...
2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and got him home to his house, to his city...
2 Samuel 18:9,14 And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode on a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak...
Matthew 27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
Acts 1:18-20 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the middle...
Numbers 16:30-34 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain to them...
Matthew 26:24 The Son of man goes as it is written of him...
Acts 1:25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
hell, or the grave
Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
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