New Living Translation
Let burning coals fall down on their heads. Let them be thrown into the fire or into watery pits from which they can't escape.
King James Bible
Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
Darby Bible Translation
Let burning coals fall on them; let them be cast into the fire; into deep waters, that they rise not up again.
World English Bible
Let burning coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, from where they never rise.
Young's Literal Translation
They cause to fall on themselves burning coals, Into fire He doth cast them, Into deep pits -- they arise not.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
140:10 Coals - Divine vengeance, which is compared to coals of fire.
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Even now the ax of God's judgment is poised, ready to sever the roots of the trees. Yes, every tree that does not produce good fruit will be chopped down and thrown into the fire.
He will rain down blazing coals and burning sulfur on the wicked, punishing them with scorching winds.
Thick clouds shielded the brightness around him and rained down hail and burning coals.
You will throw them in a flaming furnace when you appear. The LORD will consume them in his anger; fire will devour them.
Look! Those who do evil have fallen! They are thrown down, never to rise again.
You will be pierced with sharp arrows and burned with glowing coals.
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