Psalm 55:23
New International Version
But you, God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of decay; the bloodthirsty and deceitful will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you.

New Living Translation
But you, O God, will send the wicked down to the pit of destruction. Murderers and liars will die young, but I am trusting you to save me.

English Standard Version
But you, O God, will cast them down into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in you.

Berean Study Bible
But You, O God, will bring them down to the Pit of destruction; men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days. But I will trust in You.

King James Bible
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

New King James Version
But You, O God, shall bring them down to the pit of destruction; Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; But I will trust in You.

New American Standard Bible
But You, God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction; Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days. But I will trust in You.

NASB 1995
But You, O God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction; Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days. But I will trust in You.

NASB 1977
But Thou, O God, wilt bring them down to the pit of destruction; Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days. But I will trust in Thee.

Amplified Bible
But You, O God, will bring down the wicked to the pit of destruction; Men of blood and treachery will not live out half their days. But I will [boldly and unwaveringly] trust in You.

Christian Standard Bible
God, you will bring them down to the Pit of destruction; men of bloodshed and treachery will not live out half their days. But I will trust in you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God, You will bring them down to the Pit of destruction; men of bloodshed and treachery will not live out half their days. But I will trust in You.

American Standard Version
But thou, O God, wilt bring them down into the pit of destruction: Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; But I will trust in thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you, God, have sent them down to the pit of destruction: men, shedders of blood and deceitful deceivers, and they shall not fulfill their days and I shall trust in you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down to the pit of destruction; bloody and crafty men shall not live out half their days; but I will hope in thee, O Lord.

Contemporary English Version
But what about those people who are cruel and brutal? You will throw them down into the deepest pit long before their time. I trust you, LORD!

Douay-Rheims Bible
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee, O Lord.

English Revised Version
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

Good News Translation
But you, O God, will bring those murderers and liars to their graves before half their life is over. As for me, I will trust in you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you, O God, will throw [wicked people]into the deepest pit. Bloodthirsty and deceitful people will not live out half their days. But I will trust you.

International Standard Version
But you, God, bring them down to the Pit of corruption; bloodthirsty and deceitful people will not live out half their days. But I put my full confidence in you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Thou, O God, wilt bring them down into the nethermost pit; Men of blood and deceit shall not live out half their days; But as for me, I will trust in Thee.

Literal Standard Version
And You, O God, bring them down To a pit of destruction, Men of blood and deceit do not reach to half their days, And I trust in You!

NET Bible
But you, O God, will bring them down to the deep Pit. Violent and deceitful people will not live even half a normal lifespan. But as for me, I trust in you.

New Heart English Bible
But you, God, will bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days, but I will trust in you.

World English Bible
But you, God, will bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days, but I will trust in you. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Silent Dove in Distant Lands." A poem by David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.

Young's Literal Translation
And Thou, O God, dost bring them down To a pit of destruction, Men of blood and deceit reach not to half their days, And I -- I do trust in Thee!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Cast Your Burden upon the LORD
22Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken. 23But You, O God, will bring them down to the Pit of destruction; men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days. But I will trust in You.

Cross References
Job 15:32
It will be paid in full before his time, and his branch will not flourish.

Psalm 5:6
You destroy those who tell lies; the LORD abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.

Psalm 17:13
Arise, O LORD, confront them! Bring them to their knees; deliver me from the wicked by Your sword,

Psalm 25:2
in You, my God, I trust. Do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me.

Psalm 35:8
May ruin befall them by surprise; may the net they hid ensnare them; may they fall into the hazard they created.

Psalm 56:3
When I am afraid, I put my trust in You.

Psalm 56:7
In spite of such sin, will they escape? In Your anger, O God, cast down the nations.


Treasury of Scripture

But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in you.

O God

Psalm 7:15,16
He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made…

Psalm 58:9
Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.

Psalm 59:12,13
For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak…

pit

Proverbs 15:11
Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

Proverbs 27:20
Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Isaiah 38:17
Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

Psalm 5:6
Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

2 Samuel 3:27
And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.

2 Samuel 20:9,10
And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him…









Verse 23. - But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction. We must understand by "them" the ungodly, the thought of whom is associated with that of the righteous by the law of contrast. While God sustains and supports the righteous, he "brings down" and crushes the ungodly. The "pit of destruction" is the grave. Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days (comp. Jeremiah 17:1). Of course, the statement is not intended for a universal law, and indeed was probably pointed especially at the "bloody and deceitful men" of whom the psalmist had been speaking. The suicide of Ahithophel, and the slaughter of Absalom with so many of his followers, furnished a striking commentary on the statement. But I will trust in thee; i.e. but I, for my part, will put no trust in violence or deceit - I will trust in nothing and no one but God (comp. Psalm 7:1; Psalm 11:1, etc.).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But You,
וְאַתָּ֤ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

O God,
אֱלֹהִ֨ים ׀ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

will bring them down
תּוֹרִדֵ֬ם ׀ (tō·w·ri·ḏêm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

to the Pit
לִבְאֵ֬ר (liḇ·’êr)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 875: A pit, a well

of destruction;
שַׁ֗חַת (ša·ḥaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7845: A pit, destruction

men
אַנְשֵׁ֤י (’an·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 582: Man, mankind

of bloodshed
דָמִ֣ים (ḏā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

and deceit
וּ֭מִרְמָה (ū·mir·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4820: Deceit, treachery

will not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

live out half
יֶחֱצ֣וּ (ye·ḥĕ·ṣū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2673: To cut, split in two, to halve

their days.
יְמֵיהֶ֑ם (yə·mê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

But I
וַ֝אֲנִ֗י (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

will trust
אֶבְטַח־ (’eḇ·ṭaḥ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 982: To trust, be confident, sure

in You.
בָּֽךְ׃ (bāḵ)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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