Psalm 63:10
New International Version
They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals.

New Living Translation
They will die by the sword and become the food of jackals.

English Standard Version
they shall be given over to the power of the sword; they shall be a portion for jackals.

Berean Study Bible
They will fall to the power of the sword; they will become a portion for foxes.

King James Bible
They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

New King James Version
They shall fall by the sword; They shall be a portion for jackals.

New American Standard Bible
They will be turned over to the power of the sword; They will be a prey for foxes.

NASB 1995
They will be delivered over to the power of the sword; They will be a prey for foxes.

NASB 1977
They will be delivered over to the power of the sword; They will be a prey for foxes.

Amplified Bible
They will be given over to the power of the sword; They will be a prey for foxes.

Christian Standard Bible
They will be given over to the power of the sword; they will become a meal for jackals.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will be given over to the power of the sword; they will become the jackals' prey.

American Standard Version
They shall be given over to the power of the sword: They shall be a portion for foxes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They are given up to the sword and they shall be food for foxes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They shall be delivered up to the power of the sword; they shall be portions for foxes.

Contemporary English Version
Swords will run them through, and wild dogs will eat them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall be delivered into the hands of the sword, they shall be the portions of foxes.

English Revised Version
They shall be given over to the power of the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

Good News Translation
They will be killed in battle, and their bodies eaten by wolves.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will be cut down by swords. Their dead bodies will be left as food for jackals.

International Standard Version
May they be given over to the power of the sword; may they become carrion for jackals.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They shall be hurled to the power of the sword; They shall be a portion for foxes.

Literal Standard Version
They cause him to run on the edge of the sword, "" They are a portion for foxes.

NET Bible
Each one will be handed over to the sword; their corpses will be eaten by jackals.

New Heart English Bible
They shall be given over to the power of the sword. They shall be jackal food.

World English Bible
They shall be given over to the power of the sword. They shall be jackal food.

Young's Literal Translation
They cause him to run on the edge of the sword, A portion for foxes they are.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Thirsting for God
9But those who seek my life to destroy it will go into the depths of the earth. 10They will fall to the power of the sword; they will become a portion for foxes. 11But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by Him will exult, for the mouths of liars will be shut.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 18:21
Therefore, hand their children over to famine; pour out the power of the sword upon them. Let their wives become childless and widowed; let their husbands be slain by disease, their young men struck down by the sword in battle.

Lamentations 5:18
because of Mount Zion, which lies desolate, patrolled by foxes.

Ezekiel 35:5
Because you harbored an ancient hatred and delivered the Israelites over to the sword in the time of their disaster at the final stage of their punishment,


Treasury of Scripture

They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

They shall fall [heb.

1 Samuel 26:10
David said furthermore, As the LORD liveth, the LORD shall smite him; or his day shall come to die; or he shall descend into battle, and perish.

1 Samuel 31:1-6
Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa…

Jeremiah 18:21
Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.

a portion

Song of Solomon 2:15
Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

Ezekiel 39:4,17-20
Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured…

Revelation 19:17,18
And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; …









(10) Shall fall.--See margin. But more literally, they shall pour him on to the hands of the sword, where the suffix him is collective of the enemy, and the meaning is, "they shall be given over to the power of the sword." (Comp. Jeremiah 18:21; Ezekiel 35:5.)

Foxes . . .--Rather, jackals. Heb., shualim. (See Note, Song of Solomon 2:15.)

Verse 10. - They shall fall by the sword; i.e. in battle - the natural end of those who stir up civil strife. They shall be a portion for foxes; rather, for jackals (see 2 Samuel 18:6-8).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They will fall
יַגִּירֻ֥הוּ (yag·gî·ru·hū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5064: To flow, to stretch out, to pour out, down, to deliver over

to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the power
יְדֵי־ (yə·ḏê-)
Noun - fdc
Strong's 3027: A hand

of the sword;
חָ֑רֶב (ḥā·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

they will become
יִהְיֽוּ׃ (yih·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the portion
מְנָ֖ת (mə·nāṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4521: An allotment

of jackals.
שֻׁעָלִ֣ים (šu·‘ā·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7776: Fox, perhaps jackal


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