Psalms 7:15

15 Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.

Psalms 7:15 in Other Translations

15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
15 He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made.
15 They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves.
15 See that man shoveling day after day, digging, then concealing, his man-trap down that lonely stretch of road? Go back and look again - you'll see him in it headfirst, legs waving in the breeze.
15 He dug a pit and hollowed it out, but fell into the hole he had made.

Psalms 7:15 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 7:15

He made a pit and digged it
That is, he digged a pit, and made it very large and capacious, to answer his purposes;

and is fallen into the ditch [which] he made;
so it is said of the Heathen, ( Psalms 9:15 ) ; and is exemplified in the case of Haman, who was hanged upon the gallows he had built for Mordecai. Kimchi explains this of Saul's falling upon his own sword, and dying by it, which he drew against David; phrase is proverbial, ( Proverbs 26:27 ) ( Ecclesiastes 10:8 ) ; the sense of this and the above figurative expressions is literally and properly given in ( Psalms 7:16 ) .

Psalms 7:15 In-Context

13 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
14 Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.
15 Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.
16 The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.
17 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 35:7,8; Psalms 40:2; Psalms 94:13; Proverbs 26:27
  • 2. S Job 4:8
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