New International Version
let's swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
King James Bible
Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
Darby Bible Translation
let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, and whole, as those that go down into the pit;
World English Bible
let's swallow them up alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down into the pit.
Young's Literal Translation
We swallow them as Sheol -- alive, And whole -- as those going down to the pit,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let us swallow them up alive - Give them as hasty a death as if the earth were suddenly to swallow them up. This seems to refer to the destruction of a whole village. Let us destroy man, woman, and child; and then we may seize on and carry away the whole of their property, and the booty will be great.
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Of David. To you, LORD, I call; you are my Rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit.
Do not let them think, "Aha, just what we wanted!" or say, "We have swallowed him up."
they would have swallowed us alive when their anger flared against us;
we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;
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