Psalms 55:23

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But thou, O God, shalt bring them downe into the pit of destruction: Bloody and deceitfull men shall not liue out halfe their dayes, but I will trust in thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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. Psalm 56 For the Chief Musician; set to Jonath elem rehokim. `A Psalm' of David. Michtam: when the Philistines took him in Gath.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But you, O God, will send them down into the underworld; the cruel and the false will be cut off before half their days are ended; but I will have faith in you.
- Basic English Bible

And thou, O God, wilt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days. But as for me, I will confide in thee.
- Darby Bible

But thou, O God, wilt 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.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

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!
- Youngs Literal Bible

(55:24) 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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 55:23


55:23 Them - The wicked. Not live - But shall be cut off by an untimely and violent death. Trust in thee - And in this confidence I will quietly wait for deliverance.


Discussion for Psalms 55

  • Brianna vs. 22
    Since we are living in Satan's system ( 1 john 5:19) we HAVE TO rely on Jehovah. We will have burdens in this life, and if we don't share that burden with God, we will be crushed by them. Growing a relationship with God is not an option. We have to do so to truly enjoy life.
  • Sylvia Linton
    Lord, you are awesome
  • Claudina
    We should place every worry and challenge upon our lord, and he will take care of it all. However we do not have to question the results because what he does is holistic
  • Lilian
    Cast your burden upon the Lord and He shall sustain thee He shall never suffer the Righteousness to be moved. Thank you Jesus i will handover everything in to your hands Jesus for thy yoke is easy and my burden is light what a loving Father and powerful God we serve Amen hallelujah
  • Benny Steyn
    Our Father God is always there 24/ 7 waiting for our prayers.
  • Lens
    What a mighty God we serve. He loves, He forgives and He delivers. Oh! What a MIGHTY God we serve.

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