10 Condemn them,[a] O God! May their own schemes be their downfall.[b] Drive them away[c] because of their many acts of insurrection,[d] for they have rebelled against you.
Psalm 5:10tnHeb “declare/regard them as guilty.” Declaring the psalmist’s adversaries guilty is here metonymic for judging them or paying them back for their wrongdoing.
Psalm 5:10tnHeb “may they fall from their plans.” The prefixed verbal form is a jussive, expressing an imprecation. The psalmist calls judgment down on the evildoers. Their plans will be their downfall in that God will judge them for their evil schemes.
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