Psalms 69:22-23

22 May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and[a] a trap.
23 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.

Psalms 69:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
ESV
22 Let their own table before them become a snare; and when they are at peace, let it become a trap.
NLT
22 Let the bountiful table set before them become a snare and their prosperity become a trap.
MSG
22 Let their supper be bait in a trap that snaps shut; May their best friends be trappers who'll skin them alive.
CSB
22 Let their table set before them be a snare, and let it be a trap for [their] allies.

Psalms 69:22-23 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 69:22-23 In-Context

20 Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none.
21 They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.
22 May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap.
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.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S 1 Samuel 28:9; S Job 18:10
  • 2. Isaiah 6:9-10; Romans 11:9-10*

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "snare" / "and their fellowship become"
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