Psalm 73:19
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English Standard Version
How they are destroyed in a moment, swept away utterly by terrors!

King James Bible
How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

American Standard Version
How are they become a desolation in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors.

Douay-Rheims Bible
How are they brought to desolation? they have suddenly ceased to be: they have perished by reason of their iniquity.

English Revised Version
How are they become a desolation in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

Webster's Bible Translation
How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The persons speaking are now those apostates who, deluded by the good fortune and free-thinking of the ungodly, give themselves up to them as slaves. concerning the modal sense of ידע, quomodo sciverit, vid., Psalm 11:3, cf. Job 22:13. With וישׁ the doubting question is continued. Bצttcher renders thus: nevertheless knowledge is in the Most High (a circumstantial clause like Proverbs 3:28; Malachi 1:14; Judges 6:13); but first of all they deny God's actual knowledge, and then His attributive omniscience. It is not to be interpreted: behold, such are (according to their moral nature) the ungodly (אלּה, tales, like זה, Psalm 48:15, Deuteronomy 5:26, cf. המּה, Isaiah 56:11); nor, as is more in accordance with the parallel member Psalm 73:12 and the drift of the Psalm: behold, thus it befalleth the ungodly (such as they according to their lot, as in Job 18:21, cf. Isaiah 20:6); but, what forms a better connection as a statement of the ground of the scepticism in Psalm 73:11, either, in harmony with the accentuation: behold, the ungodly, etc., or, since it is not הרשׁעים: behold, these are ungodly, and, ever reckless (Jeremiah 12:1), they have acquired great power. With the bitter הנּה, as Stier correctly observes, they bring forward the obvious proof to the contrary. How can God be said to be the omniscient Ruler of the world? - the ungodly in their carnal security become very powerful and mighty, but piety, very far from being rewarded, is joined with nothing but misfortune. My striving after sanctity (cf. Proverbs 20:9), my abstinence from all moral pollution (cf. Proverbs 26:6), says he who has been led astray, has been absolutely (אך as in 1 Samuel 25:21) in vain; I was notwithstanding (Ew. 345, a) incessantly tormented (cf. Psalm 73:5), and with every morning's dawn (לבּקרים, as in Psalm 101:8, cf. לבקרים in Job 7:18) my chastitive suffering was renewed. We may now supply the conclusion in thought in accordance with Psalm 73:10 : Therefore have I joined myself to those who never concern themselves about God and at the same time get on better.

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Psalm 58:9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.

Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

Isaiah 30:13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall...

Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail on a woman with child...

Revelation 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon...

they are

Numbers 17:12,13 And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish...

1 Samuel 28:20 Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth, and was sore afraid, because of the words of Samuel...

Job 15:21 A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come on him.

Job 20:23-25 When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath on him, and shall rain it on him while he is eating...

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Isaiah 21:3,4 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold on me, as the pangs of a woman that travails...

Daniel 5:6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed...

Cross References
Numbers 16:21
"Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment."

Job 18:11
Terrors frighten him on every side, and chase him at his heels.

Psalm 6:10
All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled; they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.

Isaiah 47:9
These two things shall come to you in a moment, in one day; the loss of children and widowhood shall come upon you in full measure, in spite of your many sorceries and the great power of your enchantments.

Isaiah 47:11
But evil shall come upon you, which you will not know how to charm away; disaster shall fall upon you, for which you will not be able to atone; and ruin shall come upon you suddenly, of which you know nothing.

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