Psalm 7:15
New International Version
Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.

New Living Translation
They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves.

English Standard Version
He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made.

Berean Study Bible
He has dug a hole and hollowed it out; he has fallen into the pit of his making.

New American Standard Bible
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made.

King James Bible
He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

Christian Standard Bible
He dug a pit and hollowed it out but fell into the hole he had made.

Contemporary English Version
Such people dig a deep hole, then fall in it themselves.

Good News Translation
But in the traps they set for others, they themselves get caught.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He dug a pit and hollowed it out but fell into the hole he had made.

International Standard Version
He digs a pit, even excavates it; then he fell into the hole that he had made.

NET Bible
he digs a pit and then falls into the hole he has made.

New Heart English Bible
He has dug a hole, and has fallen into the pit which he made.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He has dug a pit and has dug it and has fallen into the ditch that he made.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He digs a pit and shovels it out. Then he falls into the hole that he made [for others].

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hath digged a pit, and hollowed it, And is fallen into the ditch which he made.

New American Standard 1977
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He made a pit and deepened it and shall fall into the ditch which he made.

King James 2000 Bible
He made a pit, and dug it, and has fallen into the ditch which he made.

American King James Version
He made a pit, and dig it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

American Standard Version
He hath made a pit, and digged it, And is fallen into the ditch which he made.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He has opened a pit, and dug it up, and he shall fall into the ditch which he has made.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath opened a pit and dug it; and he is fallen into the hole he made.

Darby Bible Translation
He digged a pit, and hollowed it out, and is fallen into the hole that he made.

English Revised Version
He hath made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

Webster's Bible Translation
He made a pit, and digged it, and hath fallen into the ditch which he made.

World English Bible
He has dug a hole, and has fallen into the pit which he made.

Young's Literal Translation
A pit he hath prepared, and he diggeth it, And he falleth into a ditch he maketh.
Study Bible
I Take Refuge in You
14Behold, the wicked man travails with evil; he conceives trouble and births falsehood. 15He has dug a hole and hollowed it out; he has fallen into the pit of his making. 16His trouble recoils on himself, and his violence falls on his own head.…
Cross References
Job 4:8
As I have observed, those who plow iniquity, and those who sow trouble, reap the same.

Psalm 9:15
The nations have fallen into a pit of their making; their feet are snared in the net they have hidden.

Psalm 57:6
They spread a net for my feet; my soul was despondent. They dug a pit before me, but they themselves have fallen into it! Selah

Psalm 119:85
The arrogant have dug pits for me in violation of Your law.

Psalm 141:10
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.

Proverbs 5:22
The iniquities of a wicked man entrap him; the cords of his own sin entangle him.

Proverbs 11:6
The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the faithless are trapped by their own desires.

Proverbs 11:27
He who searches out good finds favor, but evil will come to him who seeks it.

Proverbs 28:10
He who leads the upright along the path of evil will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will inherit what is good.

Ecclesiastes 10:8
He who digs a pit may fall into it, and he who breaches a wall may be bitten by a snake.

Treasury of Scripture

He made a pit, and dig it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

made.

Psalm 35:7
For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.

Psalm 119:85
The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.

Job 6:27
Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.

and is

Psalm 9:15,16
The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken…

Psalm 10:2
The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

Psalm 35:8
Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.







Lexicon
He has dug
כָּ֭רָֽה (kā·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3738: To dig, to plot, to bore, open

a hole
בּ֣וֹר (bō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 953: A pit, cistern, well

and hollowed it out;
וַֽיַּחְפְּרֵ֑הוּ (way·yaḥ·pə·rê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2658: To pry into, to delve, to explore

he has fallen
וַ֝יִּפֹּ֗ל (way·yip·pōl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

into the pit
בְּשַׁ֣חַת (bə·ša·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7845: A pit, destruction

of his making.
יִפְעָֽל׃ (yip̄·‘āl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6466: To do, make, to practise
(15) He hath made.--Better, he digged a pit, and hollowed it out. Milton: "He digged a pit, and delved it deep."

(15) Pate.--A word retained from Coverdale's translation, and common in the Elizabethan age. In Shakespeare it is frequent--

"My invention

Comes from my pate,

As bird-lime does from frieze."

For the moral, comp. 1Samuel 25:29.

Psalm 7:15-16 are quoted by Eusebius of the overthrow of Maxentius by Constantine, with special reference to the fact that in preparing a bridge of boats he had prepared the means for his own destruction.

Verse 15. - He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made (comp. Psalm 9:15, 16; Psalm 35:8; Psalm 57:6; Proverbs 26:27; Proverbs 28:10, etc.). There are several illustrations of this law of God's providence in Scripture, the most striking being that of Haman. Its existence as a law was noticed by some of the classical writers, as Ovid, who says -

"Nec lex justior ulla est,
Quam necis artifices arte petite sua."
7:10-17 David is confident that he shall find God his powerful Saviour. The destruction of sinners may be prevented by their conversion; for it is threatened, If he turn not from his evil way, let him expect it will be his ruin. But amidst the threatenings of wrath, we have a gracious offer of mercy. God gives sinners warning of their danger, and space to repent, and prevent it. He is slow to punish, and long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish. The sinner is described, ver. 14-16, as taking more pains to ruin his soul than, if directed aright, would save it. This is true, in a sense, of all sinners. Let us look to the Saviour under all our trials. Blessed Lord, give us grace to look to thee in the path of tribulation, going before thy church and people, and marking the way by thine own spotless example. Under all the persecutions which in our lesser trials mark our way, let the looking to Jesus animate our minds and comfort our hearts.
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