New International Version
Those who surround me proudly rear their heads; may the mischief of their lips engulf them.
King James Bible
As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
Darby Bible Translation
[As for] the head of those that encompass me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
World English Bible
As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
Young's Literal Translation
The chief of my surrounders, The perverseness of their lips covereth them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Further not his wicked device - He knew his enemies still desired his death, and were plotting to accomplish it; and here he prays that God may disappoint and confound them. The Chaldee understands this of Doeg.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
let the mischief
LibraryQuestion Lxxxiii of Prayer
I. Is Prayer an Act of the Appetitive Powers? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer based on Friendship II. Is it Fitting to Pray? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer as a True Cause S. Augustine, On the Sermon on the Mount, II. iii. 14 " On the Gift of Perseverance, vii. 15 III. Is Prayer an Act of the Virtue of Religion? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Humility of Prayer S. Augustine, On Psalm cii. 10 " Of the Gift of Perseverance, xvi. 39 IV. Ought We to Pray to God Alone? S. Augustine, Sermon, cxxvii. 2 V. …
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.
He will repay them for their sins and destroy them for their wickedness; the LORD our God will destroy them.
The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
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