Psalms 69:25

25 May their place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in their tents.

Psalms 69:25 in Other Translations

25 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.
25 May their camp be a desolation; let no one dwell in their tents.
25 Let their homes become desolate and their tents be deserted.
25 Burn down their houses, Leave them desolate with nobody at home.
25 Make their fortification desolate; may no one live in their tents.

Psalms 69:25 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 69:25

Let their habitation be desolate
Which is applied to Judas, ( Acts 1:20 ) ; but not to the exclusion of others; for it must be understood of the habitations of others; even of their princes and nobles, their chief magistrates, high priest and other priests, scribes, and doctors of the law: for the word may be rendered, "their palace" or "castle" F11, as it is by some; and so may denote the houses of their principal men, the members of their sanhedrim; their houses great and fair, of which there were many in Jerusalem when it was destroyed; see ( Isaiah 5:9 ) ; as well as the habitations of the meaner sort of people, which all became desolate at that time; and particularly their house, the temple, which was like a palace or castle, built upon a mountain. This was left desolate, as our Lord foretold it would, ( Matthew 23:38 ) ;

[and] let none dwell in their tents;
the city of Jerusalem was wholly destroyed and not a house left standing in it, nor an inhabitant of it; it was laid even with the ground, ploughed up, and not one stone left upon another, ( Luke 19:44 ) .


F11 (Mtryj) "palatium eorum", Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version, Cocceius, Michaelis; "castella eorum", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "palatium vel casteilum eorum", Gejerus; so Ainsworth.

Psalms 69:25 In-Context

23 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.
24 Pour out your wrath on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.
25 May their place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in their tents.
26 For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt.
27 Charge them with crime upon crime; do not let them share in your salvation.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Leviticus 26:43; Matthew 23:38
  • 2. Acts 1:20*
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