New American Standard Bible
Requite them according to their work and according to the evil of their practices; Requite them according to the deeds of their hands; Repay them their recompense.
King James Bible
Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
Darby Bible Translation
Give them according to their doing, and according to the wickedness of their deeds; give them after the work of their hands, render to them their desert.
World English Bible
Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings. Give them according to the operation of their hands. Bring back on them what they deserve.
Young's Literal Translation
Give to them according to their acting, And according to the evil of their doings. According to the work of their hands give to them. Return their deed to them.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Give them according to their deeds - Deal righteously with them. Recompense them as they deserve.
And according to the wickedness of their endeavours - Their designs; their works; their plans.
Give them after the work of their hands - Reward them according to what they do.
Render to them their desert - A just recompense. This whole verse is a prayer that God would deal "justly" with them. There is no evidence that there is anything of vindictiveness or malice in the prayer. In itself considered, there is no impropriety in praying that "justice" may be done to the violators of law. See the general introduction, section 6.
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2 Timothy 4:14
Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.
"Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her.
"Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.
And lovingkindness is Yours, O Lord, For You recompense a man according to his work.
You will recompense them, O LORD, According to the work of their hands.
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