New International Version
Let death take my enemies by surprise; let them go down alive to the realm of the dead, for evil finds lodging among them.
King James Bible
Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
Darby Bible Translation
Let death seize upon them, let them go down alive into Sheol. For wickedness is in their dwellings, in their midst.
World English Bible
Let death come suddenly on them. Let them go down alive into Sheol. For wickedness is in their dwelling, in the midst of them.
Young's Literal Translation
Desolations are upon them, They go down to Sheol -- alive, For wickedness is in their dwelling, in their midst.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let death seize upon them - This is a prediction of the sudden destruction which should fall on the ringleaders in this rebellion. And it was so. Ahithophel, seeing his counsel rejected, hanged himself. Absalom was defeated; and, fleeing away, he was suspended by the hair in a tree, under which his mule had passed; and being found thus by Joab, he was despatched with three darts; and the people who espoused his interests were almost all cut off. They fell by the sword, or perished in the woods. See 2 Samuel 18:8.
Let then go down quick into hell - Let them go down alive into the pit. Let the earth swallow them up! And something of this kind actually took place. Absalom and his army were defeated; twenty thousand of the rebels were slain on the field; and the wood devoured more people that day than the sword devoured, 2 Samuel 18:7, 2 Samuel 18:8. The words might be rendered, "Death shall exact upon them; they shall descend alive into sheol." And death did exact his debt upon them, as we have seen above.
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Let death. Or, rather, `Death shall seize on them; they shall descend quickly into the grave;' which is a prediction of the sudden destruction which befell the ringleaders of this unnatural rebellion.
hell, or the grave
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1 Thessalonians 5:3
While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
But if the LORD brings about something totally new, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them, with everything that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the realm of the dead, then you will know that these men have treated the LORD with contempt."
They went down alive into the realm of the dead, with everything they owned; the earth closed over them, and they perished and were gone from the community.
Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.
But God will shoot them with his arrows; they will suddenly be struck down.
Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy.
Disaster will come upon you, and you will not know how to conjure it away. A calamity will fall upon you that you cannot ward off with a ransom; a catastrophe you cannot foresee will suddenly come upon you.
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