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Psalms 140:10

    Psalms 140:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let burning coals fall on them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let burning coals fall upon them: Let them be cast into the fire, Into deep pits, whence they shall not rise.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let burning flames come down on them: let them be put into the fire, and into deep waters, so that they may not get up again.

    Webster's Revision

    Let burning coals fall upon them: Let them be cast into the fire, Into deep pits, whence they shall not rise.

    World English Bible

    Let burning coals fall on them. Let them be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, from where they never rise.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

    Definitions for Psalms 140:10

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 140:10

    Let burning coals - The Chaldee considers this as spoken against Ahithophel, who was head of a conspiracy against David; and translates this verse thus: "Let coals from heaven fall upon them, precipitate them into the fire of hell, and into miry pits, from which they shall not have a resurrection to eternal life." This is a proof that the Jews did believe in a resurrection of the body, and an eternal life for that body, in the case of the righteous.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 140:10

    Let burning coals fall upon them - Let them be punished, "as if" burning coals were poured upon them. See Psalm 11:6, note; Psalm 18:12-13, notes; Psalm 120:4, note.

    Let them be cast into the fire - Punished as if they were cast into the fire and consumed.

    Into deep pits, that they rise not up again - That they may utterly perish. This was one mode of punishing, by casting a man into a deep pit from which he could not escape, and leaving him to die, Genesis 37:20, Genesis 37:24; Psalm 9:15; Psalm 35:7; Jeremiah 41:7.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 140:10

    140:10 Coals - Divine vengeance, which is compared to coals of fire.