Psalm 63:10

10 They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals.

Read Psalm 63:10 Using Other Translations

They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
they shall be given over to the power of the sword; they shall be a portion for jackals.
They will die by the sword and become the food of jackals.

What does Psalm 63:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 63:10

They shall fall by the sword
As Saul, his sons, and mighty men, did, ( 1 Samuel 31:4-6 ) ; or, "they shall make him pour out" F21; that is, his blood, "by the hands" or "[means] of the sword"; meaning either some principal enemy, as Saul in particular, or everyone of his enemies; who should be thrust with the sword, their blood let out, and they slain: so antichrist, the enemy of David's son, will be put to death in this manner, ( Revelation 13:10 ) ;

they shall be a portion for foxes;
falling in desolate places where foxes run, and so become the food of them, and have no other burial. The foxes hunt after dead carcasses, and will find them out where they are, in holes and ditches; as appears from the case of Aristomenes, related by Pausanias F23: so the followers of antichrist, their flesh will be eaten by the fowls of heaven, ( Revelation 19:17 Revelation 19:18 ) .


F21 (whrygy) "fundere facient eum", Montanus; so Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Schmidt.
F23 Messenica, sive l. 4. p. 251.
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