Psalm 63:10
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New International Version
They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals.

New Living Translation
They will die by the sword and become the food of jackals.

English Standard Version
they shall be given over to the power of the sword; they shall be a portion for jackals.

New American Standard Bible
They will be delivered over to the power of the sword; They will be a prey for foxes.

King James Bible
They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will be given over to the power of the sword; they will become the jackals' prey.

International Standard Version
May they be given over to the power of the sword; may they become carrion for jackals.

NET Bible
Each one will be handed over to the sword; their corpses will be eaten by jackals.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They are given up to the sword and they shall be food for foxes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will be cut down by swords. Their dead bodies will be left as food for jackals.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They shall be slain by the sword; they shall be a portion for foxes.

King James 2000 Bible
They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

American King James Version
They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

American Standard Version
They shall be given over to the power of the sword: They shall be a portion for foxes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall be delivered into the hands of the sword, they shall be the portions of foxes.

Darby Bible Translation
They shall be given over to the power of the sword; they shall be the portion of foxes.

English Revised Version
They shall be given over to the power of the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

Webster's Bible Translation
They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

World English Bible
They shall be given over to the power of the sword. They shall be jackal food.

Young's Literal Translation
They cause him to run on the edge of the sword, A portion for foxes they are.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

63:7-11 True Christians can, in some measure, and at some times, make use of the strong language of David, but too commonly our souls cleave to the dust. Having committed ourselves to God, we must be easy and pleased, and quiet from the fear of evil. Those that follow hard after God, would soon fail, if God's right hand did not uphold them. It is he that strengthens us and comforts us. The psalmist doubts not but that though now sowing in tears, he should reap in joy. Messiah the Prince shall rejoice in God; he is already entered into the joy set before him, and his glory will be completed at his second coming. Blessed Lord, let our desire towards thee increase every hour; let our love be always upon thee; let all our enjoyment be in thee, and all our satisfaction from thee. Be thou all in all to us while we remain in the present wilderness state, and bring us home to the everlasting enjoyment of thee for ever.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - They shall fall by the sword; i.e. in battle - the natural end of those who stir up civil strife. They shall be a portion for foxes; rather, for jackals (see 2 Samuel 18:6-8).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

They shall fall by the sword,.... As Saul, his sons, and mighty men, did, 1 Samuel 31:4; or, "they shall make him pour out" (u); that is, his blood, "by the hands" or "means of the sword"; meaning either some principal enemy, as Saul in particular, or everyone of his enemies; who should be thrust with the sword, their blood let out, and they slain: so antichrist, the enemy of David's son, will be put to death in this manner, Revelation 13:10;

they shall be a portion for foxes; falling in desolate places where foxes run, and so become the food of them, and have no other burial. The foxes hunt after dead carcasses, and will find them out where they are, in holes and ditches; as appears from the case of Aristomenes, related by Pausanias (w): so the followers of antichrist, their flesh will be eaten by the fowls of heaven, Revelation 19:17.

(u) "fundere facient eum", Montanus; so Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Schmidt. (w) Messenica, sive l. 4. p. 251.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. foxes—literally, "jackals."

Psalm 63:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
God, You are My God
9But those who seek my life to destroy it, Will go into the depths of the earth. 10They will be delivered over to the power of the sword; They will be a prey for foxes. 11But the king will rejoice in God; Everyone who swears by Him will glory, For the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.
Cross References
Jeremiah 18:21
So give their children over to famine; hand them over to the power of the sword. Let their wives be made childless and widows; let their men be put to death, their young men slain by the sword in battle.

Lamentations 5:18
for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, with jackals prowling over it.

Ezekiel 35:5
"'Because you harbored an ancient hostility and delivered the Israelites over to the sword at the time of their calamity, the time their punishment reached its climax,
Treasury of Scripture

They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

They shall fall [heb.] They shall make him run out, like water, by the hands of the sword

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