Psalm 7:16

16 The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.

Read Psalm 7:16 Using Other Translations

His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends.
The trouble they make for others backfires on them. The violence they plan falls on their own heads.

What does Psalm 7:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 7:16

His mischief shall return upon his own head
That which he conceived and devised in his mind, and attempted to bring upon others, shall fall upon himself, as a just judgment from heaven upon him;

and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate;
referring to the violence with which Saul pursued David, which would be requited to him, and of which he prophesied, ( 1 Samuel 26:10 ) .

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