Psalm 59:13
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New International Version
consume them in your wrath, consume them till they are no more. Then it will be known to the ends of the earth that God rules over Jacob.

King James Bible
Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.

Darby Bible Translation
Make an end in wrath, make an end, that they may be no more; that they may know that God ruleth in Jacob, unto the ends of the earth. Selah.

World English Bible
Consume them in wrath. Consume them, and they will be no more. Let them know that God rules in Jacob, to the ends of the earth. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
Consume in fury, consume and they are not, And they know that God is ruling in Jacob, To the ends of the earth. Selah.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For the sin of their mouth - This verse has puzzled all the commentators. If we take חטאת chattath for sin-offering instead of sin, we shall get a better sense. Some of Nehemiah's enemies made a profession of the Jewish religion. Tobiah and his son were allied by marriage to the Jews; for Eliashib the priest had married his grandson to the daughter of Sanballat; and this produced a connection with Tobiah, the fast friend of Sanballat. Besides this very priest had given Tobiah one of the great chambers in the house of the Lord, where formerly the meat-offerings, the frankincense, the vessels, and the tithe of the corn and wine and oil were kept; Nehemiah 13:4, Nehemiah 13:5, Nehemiah 13:7-9. And there were children of Tobiah (probably the same family) who professed to be of the Levites, Nethinim, or children of Solomon's servants; but as they could not show their father's house and their seed, whether they were of Israel; these, and others which were children of the priests, were put out of the priesthood, and out of the sacred service, as polluted; as having sprung from intermarriages with heathens. See Ezra 2:59-62. Tobiah was expelled from the house of the Lord by Nehemiah, and all his household stuff thrown out of doors: Nehemiah 13:7, Nehemiah 13:8. And this was doubtless one ground of the enmity of Tobiah to Nehemiah; and in this verse of the Psalm he may allude particularly to his occupancy of the chamber of offerings, which offerings, instead of being given to the Levites, were consumed by Tobiah and his household. This may be fairly gathered from Nehemiah 13:6, Nehemiah 13:10, Nehemiah 13:11. Here then we have the sin of their mouth; their eating the offerings that belonged to the Levites; so that the temple service was deserted, the Levites being obliged to go and till the ground in order to obtain the means of life. And if we take חטאת chattath for sin-offering, it may refer to promises of sacrifice and offering which Tobiah and his family made, but never performed. They ate instead of offering them; and here was the sin of their mouth, in connection with the words of their lips, and their cursing and lying which they spake, for which the psalmist calls upon the Lord to consume them, that they may not be, Psalm 59:13.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 59:11 Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by your power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.

Psalm 7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God tries the hearts and reins.

Numbers 14:34,35 After the number of the days in which you searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall you bear your iniquities...

Numbers 32:13 And the LORD's anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation...

Deuteronomy 2:14-16 And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years...

Deuteronomy 7:22,23 And the LORD your God will put out those nations before you by little and little: you may not consume them at once...

and let

Psalm 46:10,11 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth...

Psalm 83:18 That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the most high over all the earth.

Psalm 135:5,6 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods...

1 Samuel 17:46,47 This day will the LORD deliver you into my hand; and I will smite you, and take your head from you...

1 Kings 18:36,37 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said...

2 Kings 19:19 Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech you, save you us out of his hand...

Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel...

Ezekiel 38:23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations...

Ezekiel 39:7 So will I make my holy name known in the middle of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more...

Daniel 4:25 That they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make you to eat grass as oxen...

Waiting and Singing
'Because of his strength will I wait upon Thee: for God is my defence.... 17. Unto Thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.'--PSALM lix. 9, 17. There is an obvious correspondence between these two verses even as they stand in our translation, and still more obviously in the Hebrew. You observe that in the former verse the words 'because of' are a supplement inserted by our translators, because they did not exactly know what to make of the bare words as they
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

St. Malachy Becomes Bishop of Connor; He Builds the Monastery of iveragh.
16. (10). At that time an episcopal see was vacant,[321] and had long been vacant, because Malachy would not assent: for they had elected him to it.[322] But they persisted, and at length he yielded when their entreaties were enforced by the command of his teacher,[323] together with that of the metropolitan.[324] It was when he was just entering the thirtieth year of his age,[325] that he was consecrated bishop and brought to Connor; for that was the name of the city through ignorance of Irish ecclesiastical
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Cross References
Psalm 74:11
Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them!

Psalm 83:18
Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD-- that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.

Psalm 104:35
But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. Praise the LORD, my soul. Praise the LORD.

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