New Living Translation
Their own tongues will ruin them, and all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
King James Bible
So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
Darby Bible Translation
By their own tongue they are made to fall over one another: all that see them shall flee away.
World English Bible
Their own tongues shall ruin them. All who see them will shake their heads.
Young's Literal Translation
And they cause him to stumble, Against them is their own tongue, Every looker on them fleeth away.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
64:8 Flee - Through fear of being involved in their destruction.
My enemies retreated; they staggered and died when you appeared.
Everyone who sees me mocks me. They sneer and shake their heads, saying,
You have made us the butt of their jokes; they shake their heads at us in scorn.
The wicked are trapped by their own words, but the godly escape such trouble.
The mouths of fools are their ruin; they trap themselves with their lips.
Therefore, their land will become desolate, a monument to their stupidity. All who pass by will be astonished and will shake their heads in amazement.
Did you not ridicule the people of Israel? Were they caught in the company of thieves that you should despise them as you do?
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