Psalm 64:8
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English Standard Version
They are brought to ruin, with their own tongues turned against them; all who see them will wag their heads.

King James Bible
So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon 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;

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.

Psalm 64:8 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Psalm opens with an octostich, and closes in the same way. The infinitive noun שׂיח signifies a complaint, expressed not by the tones of pain, but in words. The rendering of the lxx (here and in Psalm 55:3) is too general, ἐν τῷ θέεσθαί με. The "terror" of the enemy is that proceeding from him (gen. obj. as in Deuteronomy 2:15, and frequently). The generic singular אויב is at once particularized in a more detailed description with the use of the plural. סוד is a club or clique; רגשׁה (Targumic equals המון, e.g., Ezekiel 30:10) a noisy crowd. The perfects after אשׁר affirm that which they now do as they have before done; cf. Psalm 140:4 and Psalm 58:8, where, as in this passage, the treading or bending of the bow is transferred to the arrow. דּבר מר is the interpretation added to the figure, as in Psalm 144:7. That which is bitter is called מר, root מר, stringere, from the harsh astringent taste; here it is used tropically of speech that wounds and inflicts pain (after the manner of an arrow or a stiletto), πικροὶ λόγοι. With the Kal לירות (Psalm 11:2) alternates the Hiph. ירהוּ. With פּתאם the description takes a new start. ולא ייראוּ, forming an assonance with the preceding word, means that they do it without any fear whatever, and therefore also without fear of God (Psalm 55:20; Psalm 25:18).

Psalm 64:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

tongue

Psalm 59:12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak...

Psalm 140:9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

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 shall come out of trouble.

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 will let out his vineyard to other farmers...

Luke 19:22 And he said to him, Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man...

all that

Psalm 31:11 I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors, and a fear to my acquaintance...

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: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

1 Samuel 31:3-7 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers...

Nahum 3:7 And it shall come to pass, that all they that look on you shall flee from you, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her?...

Revelation 18:4,10 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins...

Cross References
Psalm 9:3
When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before your presence.

Psalm 22:7
All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;

Psalm 44:14
You have made 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 escapes from trouble.

Proverbs 18:7
A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Jeremiah 18:16
making their land a horror, a thing to be hissed at forever. Everyone who passes by it is horrified and shakes his head.

Jeremiah 48:27
Was not Israel a derision to you? Was he found among thieves, that whenever you spoke of him you wagged your head?

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