And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy
Openly, publicly, and at once, they not being able to make any resistance. Onkelos interprets it in their lifetime, and so Jarchi which agrees with the Targums of Jonathan and Jerusalem: "or to his face"; F6 the face of God; that is, he will punish them that hate him to his face, who are audacious, bold, impudent sinners; sinners before the Lord, as the men of Sodom were, ( Genesis 13:13 ) ,
he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his
not defer the execution of his judgment and vengeance, which may seem to slumber and linger, but will quickly and openly bring it upon the sinner; this also the Chaldee paraphrases explain as before.
F6 (wynp la) "in faciem ejus", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Vatablus, Fagius; so Ainsworth.