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Psalms 35:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Let destruction come upon him unawares; And let his net that he hath hid catch himself: With destruction let him fall therein.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Let destruction come upon him unawares, And let the net which he hid catch himself; Into that very destruction let him fall.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Let destruction come upon him unawares, and let his net which he hath hidden catch himself: for destruction let him fall therein.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— There shall reach him a ruin he could not know,—Yea, his own net which he hath hidden, shall capture him, Into that ruin, shall he fall!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Meet him doth desolation—he knoweth not, And his net that he hid catcheth him, For desolation he falleth into it.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let the snare which he knoweth not come upon him: and let the net which he hath hidden catch him: and into that very snare let them fall.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Let destruction come vpon him at vnawares, and let his net that hee hath hid, catch himselfe: into that very destruction let him fall.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Let a snare which they know not come upon them; and the gin which they hid take them; and let them fall into the very same snare.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Let destruction 7722
{7722} Prime
שׁוֹא
show'
{sho}
From an unused root meaning to rush over; a tempest; by implication devastation.
come y935
[0935] Standard
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
upon x935
(0935) Complement
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
him at unawares; 3045
{3045} Prime
ידע
yada`
{yaw-dah'}
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
3808
{3808} Prime
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and let his net 7568
{7568} Prime
רֶשֶׁת
resheth
{reh'-sheth}
From H3423; a net (as catching animals).
that x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
he hath hid 2934
{2934} Prime
טָמַן
taman
{taw-man'}
A primitive root; to hide (by covering over).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
catch 3920
{3920} Prime
לָכַד
lakad
{law-kad'}
A primitive root; to catch (in a net, trap or pit); generally to capture or occupy; also to choose (by lot); figuratively to cohere.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
himself: into that very destruction 7722
{7722} Prime
שׁוֹא
show'
{sho}
From an unused root meaning to rush over; a tempest; by implication devastation.
let him fall. 5307
{5307} Prime
נָפַל
naphal
{naw-fal'}
A primitive root; to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitively or causatively, literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 35:7-8.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 35:1-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 35:8

Let destruction come upon (f) him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into (g) that very destruction let him fall.

(f) When he promises peace to himself.

(g) Which he prepared against the children of God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Let destruction:
All the verbs in these verses (
Psalms 35:4-8 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. ... Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.
), in the original, are in the future tense, as a prediction, and should probably be so rendered; though as that tense is frequently used in Hebrew for the imperative, most translators, both ancient and modern, have considered them as an imprecation.
Psalms 64:7 But God shall shoot at them [with] an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.
Psalms 73:18-20 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. ... As a dream when [one] awaketh; [so], O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth [his] neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

at unawares:
Heb. which he knoweth not of

net:

Psalms 7:15-16 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch [which] he made. ... His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
Psalms 57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen [themselves]. Selah.
Psalms 141:9-10 Keep me from the snares [which] they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity. ... Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.
Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

into:

1 Samuel 18:17 And Saul said to David, Behold my elder daughter Merab, her will I give thee to wife: only be thou valiant for me, and fight the LORD'S battles. For Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
1 Samuel 31:2-4 And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, Saul's sons. ... Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
2 Samuel 17:2-4 And I will come upon him while he [is] weary and weak handed, and will make him afraid: and all the people that [are] with him shall flee; and I will smite the king only: ... And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.
2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled [his] ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.
2 Samuel 18:14-15 Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he [was] yet alive in the midst of the oak. ... And ten young men that bare Joab's armour compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him.
Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.
Matthew 27:3-5 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, ... And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
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