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Psalms 64:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— So they shall be made to stumble, their own tongue being against them: All that see them shall wag the head.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So they will make him stumble; Their own tongue is against them; All who see them will shake the head.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— By their own tongue they are made to fall over one another: all that see them shall flee away.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— When they were to have ruined another, their tongue smote themselves, All who observe them take flight.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And they cause him to stumble, Against them [is] their own tongue, Every looker on them fleeth away.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And their tongues against them are made weak. All that saw them were troubled;
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So they shall make their owne tongue to fall vpon themselues: all that see them, shall flee away.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and their tongues have set him at nought, all that saw them were troubled;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So they shall make their own tongue 3956
{3956} Prime
From H3960; the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water).
to fall 3782
{3782} Prime
A primitive root; to totter or waver (through weakness of the legs, especially the ankle); by implication to falter, stumble, faint or fall.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
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.
themselves: all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
that see 7200
{7200} Prime
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
them shall flee away. 5074
{5074} Prime
A primitive root; properly to wave to and fro (rarely to flap up and down); figuratively to rove, flee, or (causatively) to drive away.
<8709> Grammar
Stem - Hithpolel (See H8824)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 45
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 64:8

_ _ their ... tongue to fall, etc. — that is, the consequences of their slanders, etc. (compare Psalms 10:2; Psalms 31:16).

_ _ all that see ... away — Their partners in evil shall be terrified.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 64:7-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 64:8

Flee — Through fear of being involved in their destruction.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 64:8

So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall (h) flee away.

(h) To see God's heavy judgments against them, and how he has caught them in their own snares.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 59:12 [For] the sin of their mouth [and] the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying [which] they speak.
Psalms 140:9 [As for] the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
Job 15:6 Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee.
Proverbs 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of [his] lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.
Proverbs 18:7 A fool's mouth [is] his destruction, and his lips [are] the snare of his soul.
Matthew 21:41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out [his] vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
Luke 19:22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, [thou] wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

all that:

Psalms 31:11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.
Psalms 52:6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
Numbers 16:34 And all Israel that [were] round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up [also].
1 Samuel 31:3-7 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers. ... And when the men of Israel that [were] on the other side of the valley, and [they] that [were] on the other side Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.
Nahum 3:7 And it shall come to pass, [that] all they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for thee?
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Revelation 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
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Nu 16:34. 1S 31:3. Jb 15:6. Ps 31:11; 52:6; 59:12; 140:9. Pv 12:13; 18:7. Na 3:7. Mt 21:41. Lk 19:22. Rv 18:4, 10.

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