Psalm 56:7
New International Version
Because of their wickedness do not let them escape; in your anger, God, bring the nations down.

New Living Translation
Don’t let them get away with their wickedness; in your anger, O God, bring them down.

English Standard Version
For their crime will they escape? In wrath cast down the peoples, O God!

Berean Study Bible
In spite of such sin, will they escape? In Your anger, O God, cast down the nations.

New American Standard Bible
Because of wickedness, cast them forth, In anger put down the peoples, O God!

King James Bible
Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.

Christian Standard Bible
Will they escape in spite of such sin? God, bring down the nations in wrath.

Contemporary English Version
They won't get away with these crimes, God, because when you get angry, you destroy people.

Good News Translation
Punish them, O God, for their evil; defeat those people in your anger!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Will they escape in spite of such sin? God, bring down the nations in wrath.

International Standard Version
Cast them away because of their wickedness. In wrath, God, cast down these people!

NET Bible
Because they are bent on violence, do not let them escape! In your anger bring down the nations, O God!

New Heart English Bible
Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they said, “There is no Savior for him.” Judge them in the wrath of the nations, oh, God!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With the wrong they do, can they escape? O God, angrily make the nations fall.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Because of iniquity cast them out; In anger bring down the peoples, O God.

New American Standard 1977
Because of wickedness, cast them forth, In anger put down the peoples, O God!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the peoples, O God.

King James 2000 Bible
Shall they escape by iniquity? in your anger cast down the people, O God.

American King James Version
Shall they escape by iniquity? in your anger cast down the people, O God.

American Standard Version
Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou wilt on no account save them; thou wilt bring down the people in wrath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
for nothing shalt thou save them: in thy anger thou shalt break the people in pieces, O God,

Darby Bible Translation
Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God.

English Revised Version
Shall they escape by iniquity? in anger cast down the peoples, O God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Shall they escape by iniquity; in thy anger cast down the people, O God.

World English Bible
Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, God.

Young's Literal Translation
By iniquity they escape, In anger the peoples put down, O God.
Study Bible
Be Merciful to Me, O God
6They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, while they wait to take my life. 7In spite of such sin, shall they escape? In Your anger, O God, cast down the nations. 8You have taken account of my wanderings. Put my tears in Your bottle—Are they not in Your book?…
Cross References
Romans 2:3
So when you, O man, pass judgment on others, yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment?

Psalm 36:12
There the evildoers lie fallen, thrown down and unable to rise.

Psalm 55:23
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.

Proverbs 19:5
A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.

Ezekiel 17:15
But this king rebelled against Babylon by sending his envoys to Egypt to ask for horses and a large army. Will he flourish? Will the one who does such things escape? Can he break a covenant and yet escape?'

Treasury of Scripture

Shall they escape by iniquity? in your anger cast down the people, O God.

escape

Psalm 94:20,21
Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? …

Ecclesiastes 8:8
There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

Isaiah 28:15
Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

in thine

Psalm 55:9,15,23
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city…

Jeremiah 10:25
Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.

Jeremiah 18:19-23
Give heed to me, O LORD, and hearken to the voice of them that contend with me…







Lexicon
In spite of
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

such sin,
אָ֥וֶן (’ā·wen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

{shall} they escape?
פַּלֶּט־ (pal·leṭ-)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6405: Deliverance

In Your anger,
בְּ֝אַ֗ף (bə·’ap̄)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

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

cast down
הוֹרֵ֬ד (hō·w·rêḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

the nations.
עַמִּ֤ים ׀ (‘am·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock
(7) Shall they . . .--Literally, upon iniquity escape to them; the meaning of which is by no means clear. The ancient versions do not help us. If we adopt a slight change of reading, viz., palles for pallet, the meaning will be clear, for iniquity thou wilt requite them.

Verse 7. - Shall they escape by iniquity? Shall they escape God's judgments, the psalmist asks, by their iniquity? Assuredly not. God will prevent such an escape. In thine anger cast down the people, O God; literally, the peoples; i.e. the heathen generally, to whom David's enemies, the Gittites, belong. Though assured that they will not escape, the psalmist, to make assurance doubly sure, prays that they may not. 56:1-7 Be merciful unto me, O God. This petition includes all the good for which we come to throne of grace. If we obtain mercy there, we need no more to make us happy. It implies likewise our best plea, not our merit, but God's mercy, his free, rich mercy. We may flee to, and trust the mercy of God, when surrounded on all sides by difficulties and dangers. His enemies were too hard for him, if God did not help him. He resolves to make God's promises the matter of his praises, and so we have reason to make them. As we must not trust an arm of flesh when engaged for us, so we must not be afraid of an arm of flesh when stretched out against us. The sin of sinners will never be their security. Who knows the power of God's anger; how high it can reach, how forcibly it can strike?
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