Psalm 55:15
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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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Clarke'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.

Psalm 59:13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God rules in Jacob to the ends of the earth. Selah.

Psalm 69:22-28 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap...

Psalm 109:6-20 Set you a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand...

2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and got him home to his house, to his city...

2 Samuel 18:9,14 And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode on a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak...

Matthew 27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

Acts 1:18-20 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the middle...

them

Numbers 16:30-34 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain to them...

Matthew 26:24 The Son of man goes as it is written of him...

Acts 1:25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.

hell, or the grave

Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

Library
July 9. "Cast Thy Burden on the Lord" (Ps. Lv. 22).
"Cast thy burden on the Lord" (Ps. lv. 22). Dear friends, sometimes we bring a burden to God, and we have such a groaning over it, and we seem to think God has a dreadful time, too, but in reality it does not burden Him at all. God says: It is a light thing for Me to do this for you. Your load, though heavy for you, is not heavy for Him. Christ carries the whole on one shoulder, not two shoulders. The government of the world is upon His shoulder. He is not struggling and groaning with it. His mighty
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

If Then to Sin, that Others May not Commit a Worse Sin...
21. If then to sin, that others may not commit a worse sin, either against us or against any, without doubt we ought not; it is to be considered in that which Lot did, whether it be an example which we ought to imitate, or rather one which we ought to avoid. For it seems meet to be more looked into and noted, that, when so horrible an evil from the most flagitious impiety of the Sodomites was impending over his guests, which he wished to ward off and was not able, to such a degree may even that just
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Cross References
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.

Numbers 16:30
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."

Numbers 16:33
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.

Psalm 63:9
Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.

Psalm 64:7
But God will shoot them with his arrows; they will suddenly be struck down.

Proverbs 6:15
Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy.

Isaiah 47:11
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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