New International Version
He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
King James Bible
So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
Darby Bible Translation
By their own tongue they are made to fall over one another: all that see them shall flee away.
World English Bible
Their own tongues shall ruin them. All who see them will shake their heads.
Young's Literal Translation
And they cause him to stumble, Against them is their own tongue, Every looker on them fleeth away.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Their own tongue to fall upon them-selves - All the plottings, counsels, and curses, they have formed against me, shall come upon themselves.
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Ven. F. Augustine Baker—Holy Wisdom: or, Directions for the Prayer of Contemplation
My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.
All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
You have made us a byword among the nations; the peoples shake their heads at us.
Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble.
The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
Their land will be an object of horror and of lasting scorn; all who pass by will be appalled and will shake their heads.
Was not Israel the object of your ridicule? Was she caught among thieves, that you shake your head in scorn whenever you speak of her?
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