King James Version
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
Darby Bible Translation
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violence 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.
Psalm 7:16 Parallel
CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.Psalm 7:16 Parallel Commentaries
LibrarySelf-Respect and Self-Righteousness
PSALM vii. 8. Give sentence for me, O Lord, according to my righteousness; and according to the innocency that is in me. Is this speech self-righteous? If so, it is a bad speech; for self- righteousness is a bad temper of mind; there are few worse. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar. …
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God
Love for Hate, the True Quid Pro Quo
A Bundle of Proverbs
The Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
Calvin -- Enduring Persecution for Christ
Some General Uses from this Useful Truth, that Christ is the Truth.
He Does Battle for the Faith; He Restores Peace among those who were at Variance; He Takes in Hand to Build a Stone Church.
1 Kings 2:32
And the LORD shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit, Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.
1 Kings 2:44
The king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickedness which thine heart is privy to, that thou didst to David my father: therefore the LORD shall return thy wickedness upon thine own head;
So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.
But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.
The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.
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