New Living Translation
The trouble they make for others backfires on them. The violence they plan falls on their own heads.
King James Bible
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
Darby Bible Translation
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violence shall come down upon his own pate.
World English Bible
The trouble he causes shall return to his own head. His violence shall come down on the crown of his own head.
Young's Literal Translation
Return doth his perverseness on his head, And on his crown his violence cometh down.
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LibraryThe Exile --Continued.
There are many echoes of this period of Engedi in the Psalms. Perhaps the most distinctly audible of these are to be found in the seventh psalm, which is all but universally recognised as David's, even Ewald concurring in the general consent. It is an irregular ode--for such is the meaning of Shiggaion in the title, and by its broken rhythms and abrupt transitions testifies to the emotion of its author. The occasion of it is said to be "the words of Cush the Benjamite." As this is a peculiar name …
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The Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
1 Kings 2:32
The LORD will repay him for the murders of two men who were more righteous and better than he. For my father knew nothing about the deaths of Abner son of Ner, commander of the army of Israel, and of Amasa son of Jether, commander of the army of Judah.
1 Kings 2:44
The king also said to Shimei, "You certainly remember all the wicked things you did to my father, David. May the LORD now bring that evil on your own head.
So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai, and the king's anger subsided.
But when Esther came before the king, he issued a decree causing Haman's evil plot to backfire, and Haman and his sons were impaled on a sharpened pole.
The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others. Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set.
The wicked arrogantly hunt down the poor. Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.
God will turn the sins of evil people back on them. He will destroy them for their sins. The LORD our God will destroy them.
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