Psalm 5:10
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New International Version
Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.

New Living Translation
O God, declare them guilty. Let them be caught in their own traps. Drive them away because of their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.

English Standard Version
Make them bear their guilt, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out, for they have rebelled against you.

New American Standard Bible
Hold them guilty, O God; By their own devices let them fall! In the multitude of their transgressions thrust them out, For they are rebellious against You.

King James Bible
Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Punish them, God; let them fall by their own schemes. Drive them out because of their many crimes, for they rebel against You.

International Standard Version
Declare them guilty, God! Let them fall by their own schemes. Drive them away because of their many transgressions, for they have rebelled against you.

NET Bible
Condemn them, O God! May their own schemes be their downfall! Drive them away because of their many acts of insurrection, for they have rebelled against you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God will condemn them; they will fall from their counsels, and in the multitude of their evils cast them out, because they have provoked you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Condemn them, O God. Let their own schemes be their downfall. Throw them out for their many crimes because they have rebelled against you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Declare them guilty, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out for the multitude of their rebellions; for they have rebelled against thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Destroy them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against you.

American King James Version
Destroy you them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against you.

American Standard Version
Hold them guilty, O God; Let them fall by their own counsels; Thrust them out in the multitude of their transgressions; For they have rebelled against thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their throat is an open sepulchre: they dealt deceitfully with their tongues: judge them, O God. Let them fall from their devices: according to the multitude of their wickedness cast them out: for they have provoked thee, O Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Bring guilt upon them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels: drive them out in the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against thee.

English Revised Version
Hold them guilty, O God; let them fall by their own counsels: thrust them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

World English Bible
Hold them guilty, God. Let them fall by their own counsels; Thrust them out in the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against you.

Young's Literal Translation
Declare them guilty, O God, Let them fall from their own counsels, In the abundance of their transgressions Drive them away, Because they have rebelled against Thee.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:7-12 David prayed often alone, yet was very constant in attendance on public worship. The mercy of God should ever be the foundation both of our hope and of our joy, in every thing wherein we have to do with him. Let us learn to pray, not for ourselves only, but for others; grace be with all that love Christ in sincerity. The Divine blessing comes down upon us through Jesus Christ, the righteous or just One, as of old it did upon Israel through David, whom God protected, and placed upon the throne. Thou, O Christ, art the righteous Saviour, thou art the King of Israel, thou art the Fountain of blessing to all believers; thy favour is the defence and protection of thy church.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - Destroy thou them, O God; rather, condemn them, or declare them guilty (Kay); κρῖνον αὐτούς (LXX.). Let them fall by their own counsels. No condemnation naturally follows punishment. David assumes that God will make his enemies fall; he prays that they may fall from the effect of their own counsels. The fate of Ahithophel (2 Samuel 17:23) perhaps fulfilled this imprecation. Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; Thrust them out (Revised Version); "Thrust them down" (Kay). Punish them at once, in the midst of their many transgressions. For they have rebelled against thee. They have sinned, not against me only, but equally - nay, far more - against thee.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Destroy thou them, O God,.... Or "make them guilty" (q); that is, make them appear to be guilty, either to themselves, that they may acknowledge their offences, confess their guilt, and ask for pardon; or to others, pronounce them guilty, pass the sentence of condemnation on them: and the Chaldee paraphrase and the Syriac version render it by "condemn them", or hold them guilty; and the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions, "judge" them; treat them as guilty persons, punish them, destroy them, soul and body, with an everlasting destruction;

let them fall by their own counsels; into the pit they have dug for others; as Haman fell by his counsels, and was hanged on the gallows he prepared for Mordecai. And so sometimes a man's own counsel casts him down, and is the cause of his ruin, Job 18:7. Or, "because of their own counsels" (r); which they have taken against the Lord and his Anointed, against his cause and interest, and against his righteous ones, particularly David; meaning their wicked counsels, in which they walked; see Hosea 11:6. Or "from their counsels" (s); as the Targum and most versions render it: that is, let their counsels be turned into foolishness, become brutish, be carried headlong, and come to nought. Which had its accomplishment in Ahithophel;

cast them out; either out of their own country, and carry them into captivity; or from the presence of the Lord, from his tabernacle and worship; which David's enemies now enjoyed, and gloried in: or into outer darkness, into a furnace of fire, where there is weeping and wailing, and gnashing of teeth;

in the multitude of their transgressions: when God deals with men in a way of grace, he turns away ungodliness from them, or them from their ungodliness; but when in a way of judgment he suffers them to die in their sins, and so perish: or "for the multitude of their transgressions" (t). The sins of transgressors are many and because of them they are cast out of the sight o God, and will be bid to depart from him hereafter;

for they have rebelled against thee: all sin is a rebellion against God; hence sinners are called rebellious ones. The rebellion of David's subjects against him was a rebellion against God; because it was an attempt to dethrone him, whom God had made king of Israel. The word (u) signifies to embitter, exasperate, and provoke: and such is the nature of sin, it is a bitter thing in itself, and it provokes the eyes of God's glory. Now each of these expressions are to be considered, not so much petitions, as prophecies; and not as imprecations, but as predictions of what would be the portion of wicked men.

(q) "reos fac istos", Junius & Tremellius; so Piscator, Cocceius, Schmidt, Michaelis, Kimchi, and Ainsworth. (r) "propter consilia sua", Piscater; so Tigurine version and Michaelis. (s) "propter consilia sua", Piscater; so Tigurine version and Michaelis. (t) "propter multitudinem", Musculus, Pagninus, Piscator, Gejerus, Michaelis; so Ainsworth. (u) "irritaverunt", V. L. see Ainsworth.

The Treasury of David

10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against, thee.

"Against thee:" not against me. If they were my enemies I would forgive them, but I cannot forgive thine. We are to forgive our enemies, but God's enemies it is not in our power to forgive. These expressions have often been noticed by men of over refinement as being harsh, and grating on the ear. "Oh!" say they, "they are vindictive and revengeful." Let us remember that they might be translated as prophecies, not as wishes; but we do not care to avail ourselves of this method of escape. We have never heard of a reader of the Bible who, after perusing these passages, was made revengeful by reading them, and it is but fair to test the nature of a writing by its effects. When we hear a judge condemning a murderer, however severe his sentence, we do not feet that we should be lust tried in condemning others for any private injury done to us. The Psalmist here speaks as a judge, ex officio; he speaks as God's mouth, and in condemning the wicked he gives us no excuse whatever for uttering anything in the way of malediction upon those who have caused us personal offence. The most shameful way of cursing another is by pretending to bless him. We were all somewhat amused by noticing the toothless malice of that wretched old priest of home when he foolishly cursed the Emperor of France with his blessing. He was blessing him in form and cursing him in reality. Now, in direct contrast we put this healthy commination of David, which is intended to be a blessing by warning the sinner of the impending curse. O impenitent man, be it known unto thee that all thy godly friends will give their solemn assent to the awful sentence of the Lord, which he shall pronounce upon thee in the day of doom! Our verdict shall applaud the condemning curse which the Judge of all the earth shall thunders against the godless.

In the following verse we once more find the contrast which has marked the preceding Psalms.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. Destroy—or, "condemn" them to destruction as guilty.

Psalm 5:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
Consider My Meditation
9There is nothing reliable in what they say; Their inward part is destruction itself. Their throat is an open grave; They flatter with their tongue. 10Hold them guilty, O God; By their own devices let them fall! In the multitude of their transgressions thrust them out, For they are rebellious against You. 11But let all who take refuge in You be glad, Let them ever sing for joy; And may You shelter them, That those who love Your name may exult in You.…
Cross References
Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,

Psalm 9:16
The LORD is known by his acts of justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.

Psalm 36:12
See how the evildoers lie fallen-- thrown down, not able to rise!

Psalm 107:10
Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners suffering in iron chains,

Psalm 107:11
because they rebelled against God's commands and despised the plans of the Most High.
Treasury of Scripture

Destroy you them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against you.

Destroy. or, Make them guilty

Romans 3:19,20 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

let

Psalm 7:9-15 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish …

Psalm 9:15,16 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which …

Psalm 10:15 Break you the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness …

Psalm 17:13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from …

Psalm 21:8-10 Your hand shall find out all your enemies: your right hand shall …

Psalm 28:3,4 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, …

Psalm 31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things …

Psalm 35:1-8,26 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against …

Psalm 55:15 Let death seize on them, and let them go down quick into hell: for …

Psalm 59:12,13 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even …

Psalm 64:6-8 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both …

Psalm 66:7 He rules by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let …

Psalm 68:1,2 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate …

Psalm 69:22-25 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should …

Psalm 71:13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; …

Psalm 79:12 And render to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, …

Psalm 83:9-18 Do to them as to the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the …

Psalm 109:6-20 Set you a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand…

Psalm 137:7-9 Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who …

Psalm 140:9,10 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief …

Psalm 144:6,7 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out your arrows, and …

Deuteronomy 2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD …

1 Samuel 25:29,39 Yet a man is risen to pursue you, and to seek your soul…

2 Samuel 15:31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators …

2 Samuel 17:14,23 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai …

2 Chronicles 25:16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said to …

Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. …

Job 5:12-14 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot …

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, …

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Lamentations 1:5 Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD …

Hosea 9:7 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompense are come; …

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Isaiah 1:2,20 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD has spoken, …

Daniel 9:5,9 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, …

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