New International Version
He will suck the poison of serpents; the fangs of an adder will kill him.
King James Bible
He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.
Darby Bible Translation
He shall suck the poison of asps; the viper's tongue shall kill him.
World English Bible
He shall suck cobra venom. The viper's tongue shall kill him.
Young's Literal Translation
Gall of asps he sucketh, Slay him doth the tongue of a viper.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He shall suck the poison of asps - That delicious morsel, that secret, easily-besetting sin, so palatable, and so pleasurable, shall act on the life of his soul, as the poison of asps would do on the life of his body. The poison is called the gall of asps, it being anciently supposed that the poison of serpents consists in their gall, which is thought to be copiously exuded when those animals are enraged; as it has been often seen that their bite is not poisonous when they are not angry. Pliny, in speaking of the various parts of animals, Hist. Nat. lib. xi., c. 37, states, from this circumstance, that in the gall, the poison of serpents consists; ne quis miretur id (fel) venenum esse serpentum. And in lib. xxviii., c. 9, he ranks the gall of horses among the poisons: Damnatur (fel) equinum tantum inter venena. We see, therefore, that the gall was considered to be the source whence the poison of serpents was generated, not only in Arabia, but also in Italy.
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The triumphing of the wicked is short.--JOB 20:5. Thou shalt bruise his heel.--This is your hour, and the power of darkness.--As the children are partakers of flesh and blood he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.--Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about …
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I will send wasting famine against them, consuming pestilence and deadly plague; I will send against them the fangs of wild beasts, the venom of vipers that glide in the dust.
Their wine is the venom of serpents, the deadly poison of cobras.
The arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God's terrors are marshaled against me.
In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper.
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