Psalm 7:15
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New International Version
Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.

New Living Translation
They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves.

English Standard Version
He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made.

New American Standard Bible
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made.

King James Bible
He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He dug a pit and hollowed it out but fell into the hole he had made.

International Standard Version
He digs a pit, even excavates it; then he fell into the hole that he had made.

NET Bible
he digs a pit and then falls into the hole he has made.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He has dug a pit and has dug it and has fallen into the ditch that he made.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He digs a pit and shovels it out. Then he falls into the hole that he made [for others].

Jubilee Bible 2000
He made a pit and deepened it and shall fall into the ditch which he made.

King James 2000 Bible
He made a pit, and dug it, and has fallen into the ditch which he made.

American King James Version
He made a pit, and dig it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

American Standard Version
He hath made a pit, and digged it, And is fallen into the ditch which he made.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath opened a pit and dug it; and he is fallen into the hole he made.

Darby Bible Translation
He digged a pit, and hollowed it out, and is fallen into the hole that he made.

English Revised Version
He hath made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

Webster's Bible Translation
He made a pit, and digged it, and hath fallen into the ditch which he made.

World English Bible
He has dug a hole, and has fallen into the pit which he made.

Young's Literal Translation
A pit he hath prepared, and he diggeth it, And he falleth into a ditch he maketh.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:10-17 David is confident that he shall find God his powerful Saviour. The destruction of sinners may be prevented by their conversion; for it is threatened, If he turn not from his evil way, let him expect it will be his ruin. But amidst the threatenings of wrath, we have a gracious offer of mercy. God gives sinners warning of their danger, and space to repent, and prevent it. He is slow to punish, and long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish. The sinner is described, ver. 14-16, as taking more pains to ruin his soul than, if directed aright, would save it. This is true, in a sense, of all sinners. Let us look to the Saviour under all our trials. Blessed Lord, give us grace to look to thee in the path of tribulation, going before thy church and people, and marking the way by thine own spotless example. Under all the persecutions which in our lesser trials mark our way, let the looking to Jesus animate our minds and comfort our hearts.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made (comp. Psalm 9:15, 16; Psalm 35:8; Psalm 57:6; Proverbs 26:27; Proverbs 28:10, etc.). There are several illustrations of this law of God's providence in Scripture, the most striking being that of Haman. Its existence as a law was noticed by some of the classical writers, as Ovid, who says -

"Nec lex justior ulla est,
Quam necis artifices arte petite sua."


Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He made a pit and digged it,.... That is, he digged a pit, and made it very large and capacious, to answer his purposes;

and is fallen into the ditch which he made; so it is said of the Heathen, Psalm 9:15; and is exemplified in the case of Haman, who was hanged upon the gallows he had built for Mordecai. Kimchi explains this of Saul's falling upon his own sword, and dying by it, which he drew against David; phrase is proverbial, Proverbs 26:27; the sense of this and the above figurative expressions is literally and properly given in Psalm 7:16.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15, 16. 1Sa 18:17; 31:2 illustrate the statement whether alluded to or not. These verses are expository of Ps 7:14, showing how the devices of the wicked end in disappointment, falsifying their expectations.

Psalm 7:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
I Take Refuge in You
14Behold, he travails with wickedness, And he conceives mischief and brings forth falsehood. 15He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made. 16His mischief will return upon his own head, And his violence will descend upon his own pate.…
Cross References
Job 4:8
As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it.

Psalm 9:15
The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.

Psalm 57:6
They spread a net for my feet-- I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path-- but they have fallen into it themselves.

Psalm 119:85
The arrogant dig pits to trap me, contrary to your law.

Psalm 141:10
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.

Proverbs 5:22
The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast.

Proverbs 11:6
The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.

Proverbs 11:27
Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.

Proverbs 28:10
Whoever leads the upright along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.

Ecclesiastes 10:8
Whoever digs a pit may fall into it; whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.
Treasury of Scripture

He made a pit, and dig it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

made. Heb. hath digged

Psalm 35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which …

Psalm 119:85 The proud have dig pits for me, which are not after your law.

Job 6:27 Yes, you overwhelm the fatherless, and you dig a pit for your friend.

Jeremiah 18:20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dig a pit for my …

and is

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

Psalm 10:2 The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken …

Psalm 35:8 Let destruction come on him at unawares; and let his net that he …

Psalm 94:13 That you may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the …

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

Psalm 141:10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I with escape.

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

Job 4:8 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be …

Proverbs 26:27 Whoever digs a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolls a stone, …

Ecclesiastes 10:8,9 He that digs a pit shall fall into it; and whoever breaks an hedge, …

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