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Psalms 52:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— God will likewise destroy thee for ever; He will take thee up, and pluck thee out of thy tent, And root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of [thy] dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But God will break you down forever; He will snatch you up and tear you away from [your] tent, And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of [thy] dwelling-place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— *God shall likewise destroy thee for ever; he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of [thy] tent, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— GOD also, will break thee down utterly, He will snatch thee up and tear thee away tentless, And uproot thee, out of the land of the living. [Selah.]
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Also—God doth break thee down for ever, Taketh thee, and pulleth thee out of the tent, And He hath uprooted thee Out of the land of the living. Selah.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Therefore will God destroy thee for ever: he will pluck thee out, and remove thee from thy dwelling place: and thy root out of the land of the living.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— God shall likewise destroy thee for euer, hee shall take thee away and plucke thee out of [thy] dwelling place, and roote thee out of the land of the liuing. Selah.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Therefore may God destroy thee for ever, may he pluck thee up and utterly remove thee from [thy] dwelling, and thy root from the land of the living. Pause.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— El shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of [thy] dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
“Ėl אֵל 410
{0410} Prime
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
shall likewise x1571
(1571) Complement
גַּם
gam
{gam}
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
destroy 5422
{5422} Prime
נָתַץ
nathats
{naw-thats'}
A primitive root; to tear down.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
thee for ever, 5331
{5331} Prime
נֶצַח
netsach
{neh'-tsakh}
From H5329; properly a goal, that is, the bright object at a distance travelled towards; hence (figuratively), splendor, or (subjectively) truthfulness, or (objectively) confidence; but usually (adverbially), continually (that is, to the most distant point of view).
he shall take thee away, 2846
{2846} Prime
חָתָה
chathah
{khaw-thaw'}
A primitive root; to lay hold of; especially to pick up fire.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and pluck thee out 5255
{5255} Prime
נָסַח
nacach
{naw-sakh'}
A primitive root; to tear away.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
of [thy] dwelling place, 168
{0168} Prime
אֹהֶל
'ohel
{o'-hel}
From H0166; a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and root x8327
(8327) Complement
שָׁרַשׁ
sharash
{shaw-rash'}
A primitive root; to root, that is, strike into the soil, or (by implication) to pluck from it.
thee out y8327
[8327] Standard
שָׁרַשׁ
sharash
{shaw-rash'}
A primitive root; to root, that is, strike into the soil, or (by implication) to pluck from it.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
of the land 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of the living. 2416
{2416} Prime
חַי
chay
{khah'-ee}
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
Selą סֶלָה. 5542
{5542} Prime
סֶלָה
celah
{seh'-law}
From H5541; suspension (of music), that is, pause.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 52:5

_ _ likewise — or, “so,” “also,” as you have done to others God will do to you (Psalms 18:27). The following terms describe the most entire ruin.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 52:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 52:5

Pluck thee — Violently and suddenly as the Hebrew word signifies, from thy house and lands, and all the wages of thy righteousness. Root — Though thou seemest to have taken deep root, yet God shall pluck thee up by the very roots, and destroy thee both root and branch.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 52:5

God shall likewise (c) destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of [thy] dwelling place, and (d) root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

(c) Though God forbear for a time, yet at length he will recompense your falsehood.

(d) Even though you seem to be never so sure settled.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
God:

Psalms 7:14-16 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. ... His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
Psalms 55:23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
Psalms 64:7-10 But God shall shoot at them [with] an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded. ... The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
Psalms 120:2-4 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, [and] from a deceitful tongue. ... Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.
Psalms 140:9-11 [As for] the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them. ... Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow [him].
Proverbs 12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue [is] but for a moment.
Proverbs 19:5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and [he that] speaketh lies shall not escape.
Proverbs 19:9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and [he that] speaketh lies shall perish.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

destroy thee:
Heb. beat thee down

pluck:

Psalms 37:35-36 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. ... Yet he passed away, and, lo, he [was] not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
Job 18:14 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.
Job 20:6-7 Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds; ... [Yet] he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where [is] he?
Luke 16:27-28 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: ... For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

root:

Proverbs 2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

the land:

Psalms 27:13 [I had fainted], unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Psalms 116:9 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
Isaiah 38:11 I said, I shall not see the LORD, [even] the LORD, in the land of the living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.
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Jb 18:14; 20:6. Ps 7:14; 27:13; 37:35; 55:23; 64:7; 116:9; 120:2; 140:9. Pv 2:22; 12:19; 19:5, 9. Is 38:11. Lk 16:27. Rv 21:8.

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