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Psalms 11:6

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— Upon the wicked He will rain snares; Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: [this shall be] the portion of their cup.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— Upon the wicked he shall rain snares; fire and brimstone and burning wind shall be the portion of their cup.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Upon the wicked he will rain snares; Fire and brimstone and burning wind shall be the portion of their cup.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest: [this shall be] the portion of their cup.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone; and scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He will rain upon the lawless live-coals, Fire and brimstone and a burning wind, are the portion of their cup.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— He poureth on the wicked snares, fire, and brimstone, And a horrible wind [is] the portion of their cup.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He shall rain snares upon sinners: fire and brimstone, and storms of winds, shall be the portion of their cup.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— Vpon the wicked he shal raine snares, fire, and brimstone, and stormie tempest: this is the porcion of their cup.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Upon the wicked hee shall raine snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: [this shall be] the portion of their cup.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— Snares have come down upon the wicked like rain; fire and brimstone and a destructive tempest shall be the portion of their cup.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He shall rain upon sinners snares, fire, and brimstone, and a stormy blast [shall be] the portion of their cup.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: [this shall be] the portion of their cup.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Upon x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the wicked 7563
{7563} Prime
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
he shall rain 4305
{4305} Prime
A primitive root; to rain.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
snares, 6341
{6341} Prime
From H6351; a (metallic) sheet (as pounded thin); also a spring net (as spread out like a lamina).
fire 784
{0784} Prime
A primitive word; fire (literally or figuratively).
and brimstone, 1614
{1614} Prime
Probably feminine of H1613; properly cypress resin; by analogy sulphur (as equally inflammable).
and an horrible 2152
{2152} Prime
From H2196; a glow (of wind or anger); also a famine (as consuming).
tempest: 7307
{7307} Prime
From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions).
[this shall be] the portion 4521
{4521} Prime
From H4487; an allotment (by courtesy, law or providence).
of their cup. 3563
{3563} Prime
From an unused root meaning to hold together; a cup (as a container), often figuratively a lot (as if a potion); also some unclean bird, probably an owl (perhaps from the cup like cavity of its eye).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 11:6

_ _ Their punishment is described by vivid figures denoting abundant, sudden, furious, and utter destruction (compare Genesis 19:24; Job 18:15; Psalms 7:15; Psalms 9:15).

_ _ cup — is a frequent figure for God’s favor or wrath (Psalms 16:5; Psalms 23:5; Matthew 20:22, Matthew 20:23).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 11:4-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 11:6

Rain — Send them plentifully, swiftly, and suddenly, as rain commonly falls from heaven. Snares — Grievous plagues or judgments, which are called snares, because wicked men are often surprized with them when they least expect them. And because they cannot escape them, or get out of them; but are held fast and destroyed by them. Horrible tempests — Dreadful judgments so called, in allusion to the destruction of Sodom by these means. But this he seems to speak not so much of present calamities, as of eternal punishments. This — Is their portion, and as it were the meat and drink appointed them by God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 11:6

Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, (e) fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: [this shall be] the (f) portion of their cup.

(e) As in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

(f) Which they will drink even to the dregs, (Ezekiel 23:34).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 105:32 He gave them hail for rain, [and] flaming fire in their land.
Genesis 19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
Exodus 9:23-24 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt. ... So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
Job 18:15 It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because [it is] none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
Job 20:23 [When] he is about to fill his belly, [God] shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain [it] upon him while he is eating.
Isaiah 24:17-18 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, [are] upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth. ... And it shall come to pass, [that] he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
Ezekiel 13:13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend [it] with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in [my] fury to consume [it].
Ezekiel 38:22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that [are] with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
Luke 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed [them] all.

or, quick burning coals

an horrible:
or, a burning


Psalms 16:5 The LORD [is] the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
Genesis 43:34 And he took [and sent] messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.
1 Samuel 1:4 And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:
1 Samuel 9:23 And Samuel said unto the cook, Bring the portion which I gave thee, of which I said unto thee, Set it by thee.
Job 27:13-23 This [is] the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, [which] they shall receive of the Almighty. ... [Men] shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.


Psalms 75:8 For in the hand of the LORD [there is] a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring [them] out, [and] drink [them].
Isaiah 51:17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, [and] wrung [them] out.
Isaiah 51:22 Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God [that] pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, [even] the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:
Jeremiah 25:15-17 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it. ... Then took I the cup at the LORD'S hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me:
Habakkuk 2:16 Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the LORD'S right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing [shall be] on thy glory.
John 18:11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
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Gn 19:24; 43:34. Ex 9:23. 1S 1:4; 9:23. Jb 18:15; 20:23; 27:13. Ps 16:5; 75:8; 105:32. Is 24:17; 51:17, 22. Jr 25:15. Ezk 13:13; 38:22. Hab 2:16. Lk 17:29. Jn 18:11.

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