Psalm 64:8
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New International Version
He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.

New Living Translation
Their own tongues will ruin them, and all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.

English Standard Version
They are brought to ruin, with their own tongues turned against them; all who see them will wag their heads.

New American Standard Bible
So they will make him stumble; Their own tongue is against them; All who see them will shake the head.

King James Bible
So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will be made to stumble; their own tongues work against them. All who see them will shake their heads.

International Standard Version
They tripped over their own tongues, and everyone who was watching ran away.

NET Bible
Their slander will bring about their demise. All who see them will shudder,

New Heart English Bible
Their own tongues shall ruin them. All who see them will shake their heads.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their tongues will become diseased and all who see them will be afraid.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will trip over their own tongues. Everyone who sees them will shake his head.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So they make their own tongue a stumbling unto themselves; All that see them shake the head.

New American Standard 1977
So they will make him stumble;
            Their own tongue is against them;
            All who see them will shake the head.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So they shall make their own council and agreements to fall upon themselves; all that see them shall flee away.

King James 2000 Bible
So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

American King James Version
So they shall make their own tongue to fall on themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

American Standard Version
So they shall be made to stumble, their own tongue being against them: All that see them shall wag the head.

Douay-Rheims Bible
and their tongues against them are made weak. All that saw them were troubled;

Darby Bible Translation
By their own tongue they are made to fall over one another: all that see them shall flee away.

English Revised Version
So they shall be made to stumble, their own tongue being against them: all that see them shall wag the head.

Webster's Bible Translation
So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

World English Bible
Their own tongues shall ruin them. All who see them will shake their heads.

Young's Literal Translation
And they cause him to stumble, Against them is their own tongue, Every looker on them fleeth away.
Study Bible
Hear My Voice in My Complaint
7But God will shoot at them with an arrow; Suddenly they will be wounded. 8So they will make him stumble; Their own tongue is against them; All who see them will shake the head. 9Then all men will fear, And they will declare the work of God, And will consider what He has done.…
Cross References
Psalm 9:3
When my enemies turn back, They stumble and perish before You.

Psalm 22:7
All who see me sneer at me; They separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying,

Psalm 44:14
You make us a byword among the nations, A laughingstock among the peoples.

Proverbs 12:13
An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble.

Proverbs 18:7
A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.

Jeremiah 18:16
To make their land a desolation, An object of perpetual hissing; Everyone who passes by it will be astonished And shake his head.

Jeremiah 48:27
"Now was not Israel a laughingstock to you? Or was he caught among thieves? For each time you speak about him you shake your head in scorn.

Lamentations 2:15
All who pass along the way Clap their hands in derision at you; They hiss and shake their heads At the daughter of Jerusalem, "Is this the city of which they said, 'The perfection of beauty, A joy to all the earth '?"
Treasury of Scripture

So they shall make their own tongue to fall on themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

tongue

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

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

Job 15:6 Your own mouth comdemns you, and not I: yes, your own lips testify against you.

Proverbs 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just …

Proverbs 18:7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

Matthew 21:41 They say to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and …

Luke 19:22 And he said to him, Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked …

all that

Psalm 31:11 I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors, …

Psalm 52:6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

Numbers 16:34 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: …

1 Samuel 31:3-7 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and …

Nahum 3:7 And it shall come to pass, that all they that look on you shall flee …

Revelation 18:4,10 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my …

Verse 8. - So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves; rather, so shall they be made to stumble; their own tongue shall be against them. The tongue, which they "whetted like a sword," shall be the principal means of bringing them into trouble (see 2 Samuel 17:1-23). All that see them shall flee away; rather, shall wag the head (Cheyne, Revised Version) in derision. So shall they make their own tongue to fall upon themselves,.... The evil things they have wished for, threatened unto, and imprecated on others, shall come upon themselves; the curses they have cursed others with shall come upon themselves; the pit they have dug for others, they fall into. So Haman, to whom some apply the psalm, was hanged on the gallows he made for Mordecai; and the accusers of Daniel, to whom others apply it, were cast into the same den of lions they procured for him; and Babylon, who has been drunk with the blood of the saints, shall have blood given her to drink.

all that see them shall flee away; not being able to help them, nor to bear the horrible sight, and fearing the same judgments should fall on themselves; see Numbers 16:34. Or, "they shall move themselves" (d); shake their heads in a way of derision, as Jarchi interprets it; or skip for joy, as the word is rendered in Jeremiah 48:27; and then it must be understood of the righteous; who, seeing the vengeance on the wicked, rejoice, as in Psalm 52:6; though, as they are afterwards particularly mentioned, others seem to be designed. The word is used for lamenting and bemoaning one's self, in Jeremiah 31:18; and so may be applied to the friends of the wicked lamenting and bemoaning their ruin, and their being bereaved of them, Revelation 18:9.

(d) "amovebunt se", Montanus; "commovebuntur", Vatablus. 8. their … tongue to fall, etc.—that is, the consequences of their slanders, etc. (compare Ps 10:2; 31:16).

all that see … away—Their partners in evil shall be terrified.64:7-10 When God brings upon men the mischiefs they have desired on others, it is weight enough to sink a man to the lowest hell. Those who love cursing, it shall come upon them. Those who behold this shall understand, and observe God's hand in all; unless we do so, we are not likely to profit by the dispensations of Providence. The righteous shall be glad in the Lord; not glad of the misery and ruin of their fellow-creatures, but glad that God is glorified, and his word fulfilled, and the cause of injured innocence pleaded effectually. They rejoice not in men, nor in themselves, nor in any creature, or creature enjoyments, nor in their wisdom, strength, riches, or righteousness; but in Christ, in whom all the seed of Israel are justified and glory, and in what he is to them, and has done for them.
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