they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
"So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way And be satiated with their own devices.
That is why they must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way. They must experience the full terror of the path they have chosen.
Well, you've made your bed--now lie in it; you wanted your own way--now, how do you like it?
So the fruit of their way will be their food, and with the designs of their hearts they will be made full.
therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way and be sated with their own devices.
Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, And be filled to the full with their own fancies.
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1 tn The vav (ו) prefixed to the verb וְיֹאכְלוּ (vÿyo’khÿlu) functions in a consecutive logical sense: “therefore.”
2 sn The expression “eat the fruit of” is a figurative expression (hypocatastasis) that compares the consequences of sin to agricultural growth that culminates in produce. They will suffer the consequences of their sinful actions, that is, they will “reap” what they “sow.”
3 sn The words “way” (דֶּרֶךְ, derekh) and “counsel” (מוֹעֵצָה, mo’etsah) stand in strong contrast to the instruction of wisdom which gave counsel and rebuke to encourage a better way. They will bear the consequences of the course they follow and the advice they take (for that wrong advice, e.g., Ps 1:1).
4 tn Heb “to eat to one’s fill.” The verb שָׂבֵעַ (savea’) means (1) positive: “to eat one’s fill” so that one’s appetite is satisfied and (2) negative: “to eat in excess” as a glutton to the point of sickness and revulsion (BDB 959 s.v.). Fools will not only “eat” the fruit of their own way (v. 31a), they will be force-fed this revolting “menu” which will make them want to vomit (v. 31b) and eventually kill them (v. 32).