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Psalms 35:8

Overview - Psalms 35
David prays for his own safety, and his enemies confusion.
11 He complains of their wrongful dealing.
22 Thereby he incites God against them.
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Psalms 35:8  (King James Version)
Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.
 


Let destruction
All the verbs in these verses, (ver. 4-8,) in the original, are in the future tense, as a prediction, and should probably be so rendered; though as that tense is frequently used in Hebrew for the imperative, most translators, both ancient and modern, have considered them as an imprecation.
64:7 73:18-20 Proverbs 29:1 ; Luke 21:34 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:3

at unawares
Hebrew which he knoweth not of. net.
Psalms 7:15 Psalms 7:16 57:6 Psalms 141:9 Psalms 141:10 Proverbs 5:22

into
1 Samuel 18:17 ; 31:2-4 2 Samuel 17:2-4 2 Samuel 17:23 ; 2 Samuel 18:14 2 Samuel 18:15 Esther 7:10 ; Matthew 27:3-5
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