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Psalms 107:40 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He poureth contempt upon princes, And causeth them to wander in the waste, where there is no way.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, [where there is] no way.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He pours contempt upon princes And makes them wander in a pathless waste.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, [where there is] no way.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He poureth contempt upon nobles, and causeth them to wander in a pathless waste;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He poureth contempt upon nobles, and causeth them to wander in a pathless waste;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— He is pouring contempt upon nobles, And causeth them to wander in vacancy—no way.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Contempt was poured forth upon their princes: and he caused them to wander where there was no passing, and out of the way.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee powreth contempt vpon princes: and causeth them to wander in the wildernesse, [where there is] no way.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Contempt is poured upon their princes, and he causes them to wander in a desert and trackless land.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, [where there is] no way.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He poureth 8210
{8210} Prime
שָׁפַךְ
shaphak
{shaw-fak'}
A primitive root; to spill forth (blood, a libation, liquid metal; or even a solid, that is, to mound up); also (figuratively) to expend (life, soul, complaint, money, etc.); intensively to sprawl out.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
contempt 937
{0937} Prime
בּוּז
buwz
{booz}
From H0936; disrespect.
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
princes, 5081
{5081} Prime
נָדִיב
nadiyb
{naw-deeb'}
From H5068; properly voluntary, that is, generous; hence, magnanimous; as noun, a grandee (sometimes a tyrant).
and causeth them to wander 8582
{8582} Prime
תָּעָה
ta`ah
{taw-aw'}
A primitive root; to vacillate, that is, reel or stray (literally or figuratively); also causatively of both.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
in the wilderness, 8414
{8414} Prime
תֹּהוּ
tohuw
{to'-hoo}
From an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain.
[where there is] no x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
way. 1870
{1870} Prime
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 107:33-41.


Psalms 107:40

_ _ wander ... wilderness — reduced to misery (Job 12:24).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 107:33-43.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 107:40

Contempt — Renders them despicable. Wander — Banishes them from their own courts and kingdoms, and forces them to flee into desolate wildernesses for shelter.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 107:40

He poureth (t) contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, [where there is] no way.

(t) For their wickedness and tyranny he causes the people and subjects to contemn them.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
poureth:

Job 12:21 He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.
Job 12:24 He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness [where there is] no way.
Isaiah 23:8-9 Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning [city], whose merchants [are] princes, whose traffickers [are] the honourable of the earth? ... The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, [and] to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.

contempt:

Psalms 78:66 And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.
Exodus 8:3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs:
Exodus 8:17 And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
Exodus 8:24 And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm [of flies] into the house of Pharaoh, and [into] his servants' houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm [of flies].
Joshua 10:24-26 And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them. ... And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening.
Judges 1:6-7 But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes. ... And Adonibezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered [their meat] under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.
Judges 4:21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.
1 Samuel 5:9 And it was [so], that, after they had carried it about, the hand of the LORD was against the city with a very great destruction: and he smote the men of the city, both small and great, and they had emerods in their secret parts.
1 Samuel 6:4 Then said they, What [shall be] the trespass offering which we shall return to him? They answered, Five golden emerods, and five golden mice, [according to] the number of the lords of the Philistines: for one plague [was] on you all, and on your lords.
1 Kings 21:19 And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.
2 Kings 9:35-37 And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of [her] hands. ... And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; [so] that they shall not say, This [is] Jezebel.
Daniel 4:33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles' [feathers], and his nails like birds' [claws].
Daniel 5:5-6 In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. ... Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.
Daniel 5:18-30 O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honour: ... In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
Revelation 19:18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all [men, both] free and bond, both small and great.

causeth:

Psalms 107:4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.
Job 12:24 He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness [where there is] no way.
Jeremiah 13:15-18 Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken. ... Say unto the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities shall come down, [even] the crown of your glory.

wilderness:
or, void place
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Ex 8:3, 17, 24. Jsh 10:24. Jg 1:6; 4:21. 1S 5:9; 6:4. 1K 21:19. 2K 9:35. Jb 12:21, 24. Ps 78:66; 107:4. Is 23:8. Jr 13:15. Dn 4:33; 5:5, 18. Ac 12:23. Rv 19:18.

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