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Psalms 82:7

    Psalms 82:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Nevertheless ye shall die like men, And fall like one of the princes.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But you will come to death like men, falling like one of the rulers of the earth.

    Webster's Revision

    Nevertheless ye shall die like men, And fall like one of the princes.

    World English Bible

    Nevertheless you shall die like men, and fall like one of the rulers."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Nevertheless ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 82:7

    But ye shall die like men - כאדם keadam, "ye shall die like Adam," who fell from his high perfection and dignity as ye have done. Your high office cannot secure you an immortality.

    And fall like one of the princes - Justice shall pursue you, and judgment shall overtake you; and you shall be executed like public state criminals. You shall not, in the course of nature, fall into the grave; but your life shall be brought to an end by a legal sentence, or a particular judgment of God.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 82:7

    But ye shall die like men - You are mortal, like other people. This fact you have forgotten. You have been lifted up with pride, as if you were in fact more exalted than other people; as if you were not subject to the law which consigns all people to the grave. An ancient monarch directed his servant to address him each morning in this language: "Remember, sire, that thou art mortal." No more salutary truth can be impressed on the minds of the rich and the great than that they are, in this respect, like other people - like the poorest, the meanest of the race: that they will die under similar forms of disease; that they will experience the same pain; that all which is fearful in death will be their portion as well as that of the most obscure; and that in the grave, with whatever pomp and splendor they descend to it, or however magnificent the monument which may be reared over the spot where they lie, there will be the same offensive and repulsive process of decay which occurs in the most humble grave in the country churchyard. Why, then - oh, why - should man be proud?

    And fall like one of the princes - And die as one of the princes. The idea in the word fall may be, perhaps, that they would die by the hand of violence - or be cut down, as princes often are, e. g. in battle. The use of the word princes here denotes that they would die as other persons of exalted rank do; that is, that they were mortal as all people, high and low, are - as common people are, and as princes are. Though they had names - אל 'Êl, and אלהים 'Elohiym - that suggested the idea of divinity, yet such appellations did not make any real change in their condition as people, and as subject to the ordinary laws under which people live. Whatever name they bore. it did not afford any security against death.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 82:7

    82:7 Like men - Or, like ordinary men.