Psalm 7:16
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
His mischiefעֲמָלֹ֣ו
(a·ma·lov)
5999: trouble, labor, toilfrom amal
will returnיָשׁ֣וּב
(ya·shuv)
7725: to turn back, returna prim. root
upon his own head,בְרֹאשֹׁ֑ו
(ve·ro·shov;)
7218: heada prim. root
And his violenceחֲמָסֹ֥ו
(cha·ma·sov)
2555: violence, wrongfrom chamas
will descendיֵרֵֽד׃
(ye·red.)
3381: to come or go down, descenda prim. root
upon his own pate.קָ֝דְקֳדֹ֗ו
(ka·de·ko·dov)
6936: head, crown of the headfrom an unused word







KJV Lexicon
His mischief
`amal  (aw-mawl')
toil, i.e. wearing effort; hence, worry, wheth. of body or mind
shall return
shuwb  (shoob)
to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively
upon his own head
ro'sh  (roshe)
the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.)
and his violent
chamac  (khaw-mawce')
violence; by implication, wrong; by meton. unjust gain -- cruel(-ty), damage, false, injustice, oppressor, unrighteous, violence (against, done), violent (dealing), wrong.
dealing shall come down
yarad  (yaw-rad')
to descend; causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications)
upon his own pate
qodqod  (kod-kode')
the crown of the head (as the part most bowed) -- crown (of the head), pate, scalp, top of the head.
Parallel Verses
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.

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.

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.

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