Psalm 73:19
New International Version
How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors!

New Living Translation
In an instant they are destroyed, completely swept away by terrors.

English Standard Version
How they are destroyed in a moment, swept away utterly by terrors!

Berean Study Bible
How suddenly they are laid waste, completely swept away by terrors!

New American Standard Bible
How they are destroyed in a moment! They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors!

King James Bible
How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

Christian Standard Bible
How suddenly they become a desolation! They come to an end, swept away by terrors.

Contemporary English Version
They will be terrified, suddenly swept away and no longer there.

Good News Translation
They are instantly destroyed; they go down to a horrible end.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How suddenly they become a desolation! They come to an end, swept away by terrors.

International Standard Version
How desolate they quickly become, completely destroyed by calamities.

NET Bible
How desolate they become in a mere moment! Terrifying judgments make their demise complete!

New Heart English Bible
How they are suddenly destroyed. They are completely swept away with terrors.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How suddenly they have ended in insensibility and they are finished by tumult!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They are suddenly destroyed. They are completely swept away by terror!

JPS Tanakh 1917
How are they become a desolation in a moment! They are wholly consumed by terrors.

New American Standard 1977
How they are destroyed in a moment! They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors!

Jubilee Bible 2000
How they are brought into desolation, as in a moment! They have come to an end; they are utterly consumed with terrors.

King James 2000 Bible
How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

American King James Version
How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

American Standard Version
How are they become a desolation in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How have they become desolate! suddenly they have failed: they have perished because of their iniquity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
How are they brought to desolation? they have suddenly ceased to be: they have perished by reason of their iniquity.

Darby Bible Translation
How are they suddenly made desolate! they pass away, consumed with terrors.

English Revised Version
How are they become a desolation in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

Webster's Bible Translation
How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

World English Bible
How they are suddenly destroyed! They are completely swept away with terrors.

Young's Literal Translation
How have they become a desolation as in a moment, They have been ended -- consumed from terrors.
Study Bible
Endow the King with Your Justice
18Surely You set them on slick ground; You cast them down into ruin. 19How suddenly they are laid waste, completely swept away by terrors! 20Like a dream when one awakens, upon arising, O Lord, You will despise their form.…
Cross References
Numbers 16:21
"Separate yourselves from this congregation so that I may consume them in an instant."

Job 18:11
Terrors frighten him on every side and harass his every step.

Psalm 6:10
All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed; they will turn back in sudden disgrace.

Isaiah 47:9
These two things will overtake you in a moment, in a single day: loss of children, and widowhood. They will come upon you in full measure, in spite of your many sorceries and the potency of your spells.

Isaiah 47:11
But disaster will come upon you; you will not know how to charm it away. A calamity will befall you that you will be unable to ward off. Devastation will happen to you suddenly and unexpectedly.

Treasury of Scripture

How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

how

Psalm 58:9
Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.

Job 20:5
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

Isaiah 30:13
Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.

they are

Numbers 17:12,13
And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish…

1 Samuel 28:20
Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth, and was sore afraid, because of the words of Samuel: and there was no strength in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night.

Job 15:21
A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.







Lexicon
How
אֵ֤יךְ (’êḵ)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 349: How?, how!, where

suddenly
כְרָ֑גַע (ḵə·rā·ḡa‘)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7281: A wink, a very short space of time

they are
הָי֣וּ (hā·yū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

laid waste,
לְשַׁמָּ֣ה (lə·šam·māh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8047: Ruin, consternation

completely
תַ֝֗מּוּ (ṯam·mū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8552: To be complete or finished

swept away
סָ֥פוּ (sā·p̄ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5486: To snatch away, terminate

by
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

terrors!
בַּלָּהֽוֹת׃ (bal·lā·hō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1091: Terror, dreadful event, calamity, destruction
(19) In a moment.--Literally, in a wink. (Comp. "In the twinkling of an eye.")

Verse 19. - How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! There is something very striking in the suddenness with which the prosperity of a wicked man often collapses. Saul, Jezebel, Athaliah, Epiphanes, Herod Agrippa, are cases in point, likewise Nero, Galerius, Julian. The first and second Napoleonic empires may also be cited. They are utterly consumed with terrors; literally, they perish; they come to an end through terrors (comp. Job 18:11; Job 24:17; Job 27:20). 73:15-20 The psalmist having shown the progress of his temptation, shows how faith and grace prevailed. He kept up respect for God's people, and with that he restrained himself from speaking what he had thought amiss. It is a sign that we repent of the evil thoughts of the heart, if we suppress them. Nothing gives more offence to God's children, than to say it is vain to serve God; for there is nothing more contrary to their universal experience. He prayed to God to make this matter plain to him; and he understood the wretched end of wicked people; even in the height of their prosperity they were but ripening for ruin. The sanctuary must be the resort of a tempted soul. The righteous man's afflictions end in peace, therefore he is happy; the wicked man's enjoyments end in destruction, therefore he is miserable. The prosperity of the wicked is short and uncertain, slippery places. See what their prosperity is; it is but a vain show, it is only a corrupt imagination, not substance, but a mere shadow; it is as a dream, which may please us a little while we are slumbering, yet even then it disturbs our repose.
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