Psalm 7:16
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New International Version
The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.

New Living Translation
The trouble they make for others backfires on them. The violence they plan falls on their own heads.

English Standard Version
His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends.

Berean Study Bible
His trouble recoils on himself, and his violence falls on his own head.

New American Standard Bible
His mischief will return upon his own head, And his violence will descend upon his own pate.

King James Bible
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.

Christian Standard Bible
His trouble comes back on his own head; his own violence comes down on top of his head.

Contemporary English Version
The trouble they cause comes back on them, and their heads are crushed by their own evil deeds.

Good News Translation
So they are punished by their own evil and are hurt by their own violence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His trouble comes back on his own head, and his violence falls on the top of his head.

International Standard Version
The trouble he planned will return on his own head, and his violence will descend on his skull.

NET Bible
He becomes the victim of his own destructive plans and the violence he intended for others falls on his own head.

New Heart English Bible
The trouble he causes shall return to his own head, and his violence shall come down on the crown of his own head.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His evil will return upon his head, and upon his desire his evil will descend.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His mischief lands back on his own head. His violence comes down on top of him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His mischief shall return upon his own head, And his violence shall come down upon his own pate.

New American Standard 1977
His mischief will return upon his own head, And his violence will descend upon his own pate.

Jubilee Bible 2000
His work shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.

King James 2000 Bible
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own crown.

American King James Version
His mischief shall return on his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own pate.

American Standard Version
His mischief shall return upon his own head, And his violence shall come down upon his own pate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His sorrow shall be turned on his own head: and his iniquity shall comedown upon his crown.

Darby Bible Translation
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violence shall come down upon his own pate.

English Revised Version
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violence shall come down upon his own pate.

Webster's Bible Translation
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.

World English Bible
The trouble he causes shall return to his own head. His violence shall come down on the crown of his own head.

Young's Literal Translation
Return doth his perverseness on his head, And on his crown his violence cometh down.
Study Bible
I Take Refuge in You
15He has dug a hole and hollowed it out; he has fallen into the pit of his making. 16His trouble recoils on himself, and his violence falls on his own head. 17I will thank the LORD for His righteousness and sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.…
Cross References
1 Kings 2:32
The LORD will bring his bloodshed back upon his own head, for without the knowledge of my father David he struck down two men more righteous and better than he when he killed with the sword Abner son of Ner, commander of Israel's army, and Amasa son of Jether, commander of Judah's army.

1 Kings 2:44
The king also said, "You know in your heart all the evil that you did to my father David. Therefore the LORD will bring your evil back upon your head.

Esther 7:10
So they hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the fury of the king subsided.

Esther 9:25
But when it came before the king, he commanded by letter that the wicked scheme which Haman had devised against the Jews should come back on his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.

Psalm 9:15
The nations have fallen into a pit of their making; their feet are snared in the net they have hidden.

Psalm 10:2
In pride the wicked pursue the needy; let them be caught in the schemes they devise.

Psalm 94:23
He will bring upon them their own iniquity and destroy them for their wickedness. The LORD our God will destroy them.

Psalm 140:9
May the heads of those who surround me be covered in the trouble their lips have caused.

Psalm 140:11
May no slanderer be established in the land. May calamity hunt down the man of violence.

Proverbs 11:6
The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the faithless are trapped by their own desires.

Proverbs 11:27
He who searches out good finds favor, but evil will come to him who seeks it.

Treasury of Scripture

His mischief shall return on his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own pate.

Psalm 36:4,12 He devises mischief on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is …

Psalm 37:12,13 The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes on him with his teeth…

1 Samuel 23:9 And David knew that Saul secretly practiced mischief against him; …

1 Samuel 24:12,13 The LORD judge between me and you, and the LORD avenge me of you: …

1 Samuel 26:10 David said furthermore, As the LORD lives, the LORD shall smite him; …

1 Samuel 28:19 Moreover the LORD will also deliver Israel with you into the hand …

1 Samuel 31:3,4 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and …

1 Kings 2:32 And the LORD shall return his blood on his own head, who fell on …

Esther 9:25 But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that …

Malachi 2:3-5 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung on your faces, …

Verse 16. - His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing upon his own pate. Some critics see in this a continuation of the metaphor, and suppose that, while the sinner is in the pit, the heap which his own hands have thrown out falls in upon him and crushes him. But it is perhaps better to understand the words in a more general way. His mischief shall return upon his own head,.... That which he conceived and devised in his mind, and attempted to bring upon others, shall fall upon himself, as a just judgment from heaven upon him;

and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate; referring to the violence with which Saul pursued David, which would be requited to him, and of which he prophesied, 1 Samuel 26:10. 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.
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