Psalm 56:7
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English Standard Version
For their crime will they escape? In wrath cast down the peoples, O God!

King James Bible
Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.

American Standard Version
Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
for nothing shalt thou save them: in thy anger thou shalt break the people in pieces, O God,

English Revised Version
Shall they escape by iniquity? in anger cast down the peoples, O God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Shall they escape by iniquity; in thy anger cast down the people, O God.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

אלהים and אנושׁ, Psalm 56:2 (Psalm 9:20; Psalm 10:18), are antitheses: over against God, the majestic One, men are feeble beings. Their rebellion against the counsel of God is ineffective madness. If the poet has God's favour on his side, then he will face these pigmies that behave as though they were giants, who fight against him מרום, moving on high, i.e., proudly (cf. ממּרום, Psalm 73:8), in the invincible might of God. שׁאף, inhiare, as in Psalm 57:4; לחם, as in Psalm 35:1, with ל like אל, e.g., in Jeremiah 1:19. Thus, then, he does not fear; in the day when (Ges. ֗123, 3, b) he might well be afraid (conjunctive future, as e.g., in Joshua 9:27), he clings trustfully to (אל as in Psalm 4:6, and frequently, Proverbs 3:5) his God, so that fear cannot come near him. He has the word of His promise on his side (דּברו as e.g., Psalm 130:5); בּאלהים, through God will he praise this His word, inasmuch as it is gloriously verified in him. Hupfeld thus correctly interprets it; whereas others in part render it "in Elohim do I praise His word," in part (and the form of this favourite expression in Psalm 56:11 is opposed to it): "Elohim do I celebrate, His word." Hitzig, however, renders it: "Of God do I boast in matter," i.e., in the present affair; which is most chillingly prosaic in connection with an awkward brevity of language. The exposition is here confused by Psalm 10:3 and Psalm 44:9. הלּל does not by any means signify gloriari in this passage, but celebrare; and באלהים is not intended in any other sense than that in Psalm 60:14. בּטח בּ is equivalent to the New Testament phrase πιστεύειν ἐν. לא אירא is a circumstantial clause with a finite verb, as is customary in connection with לא, Psalm 35:8, Job 29:24, and עב, Proverbs 19:23.

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Psalm 94:20,21 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames mischief by a law...

Ecclesiastes 8:8 There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither has he power in the day of death...

Isaiah 28:15 Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement...

Jeremiah 7:10 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?

Habakkuk 1:13 You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and can not look on iniquity: why look you on them that deal treacherously...

in thine

Psalm 55:9,15,23 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city...

Jeremiah 10:25 Pour out your fury on the heathen that know you not, and on the families that call not on your name: for they have eaten up Jacob...

Jeremiah 18:19-23 Give heed to me, O LORD, and listen to the voice of them that contend with me...

Cross References
Romans 2:3
Do you suppose, O man--you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself--that you will escape the judgment of God?

Psalm 36:12
There the evildoers lie fallen; they are thrust down, unable to rise.

Psalm 55:23
But you, O God, will cast them down into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in you.

Proverbs 19:5
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.

Ezekiel 17:15
But he rebelled against him by sending his ambassadors to Egypt, that they might give him horses and a large army. Will he thrive? Can one escape who does such things? Can he break the covenant and yet escape?

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