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Psalms 124:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then they had swallowed us up alive, When their wrath was kindled against us;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then they would have swallowed us alive, When their anger was kindled against us;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Then they had swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then, alive, had they swallowed us up, in the glow of their anger against us;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Then alive they had swallowed us up, In the burning of their anger against us,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Perhaps they had swallowed us up alive. When their fury was enkindled against us,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then they had swallowed vs vp quicke: when their wrath was kindled against vs.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— verily they would have swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then 233
{0233} Prime
Probably from H0227; at that time.
they had swallowed us up 1104
{1104} Prime
A primitive root; to make away with (specifically by swallowing); generally to destroy.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
quick, 2416
{2416} Prime
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
when their wrath 639
{0639} Prime
From H0599; properly the nose or nostril; hence the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire.
was kindled 2734
{2734} Prime
A primitive root (compare H2787); to glow or grow warm; figuratively (usually) to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy.
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
against us:
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 124:3

_ _ Then — that is, the time of our danger.

_ _ quick — literally, “living” (Numbers 16:32, Numbers 16:33), description of ferocity.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 124:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 124:3

Then they had swallowed us up (b) quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

(b) So unable were we to resist.

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Then they:

Psalms 27:2 When the wicked, [even] mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Psalms 35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.
Psalms 56:1-2 [[To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.]] Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me. ... Mine enemies would daily swallow [me] up: for [they be] many that fight against me, O thou most High.
Psalms 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me [from] the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
Psalms 74:8 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.
Psalms 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from [being] a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
Esther 3:6 And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that [were] throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, [even] the people of Mordecai.
Esther 3:12-13 Then were the king's scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and there was written according to all that Haman had commanded unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors that [were] over every province, and to the rulers of every people of every province according to the writing thereof, and [to] every people after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus was it written, and sealed with the king's ring. ... And the letters were sent by posts into all the king's provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, [even] upon the thirteenth [day] of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and [to take] the spoil of them for a prey.


Numbers 16:30-34 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that [appertain] unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD. ... And all Israel that [were] round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up [also].
Proverbs 1:12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
Jeremiah 51:34 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.
Jonah 1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

their wrath:

Psalms 76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.
1 Samuel 20:30-33 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious [woman], do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness? ... And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.
Daniel 3:19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: [therefore] he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
Acts 9:2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
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Nu 16:30. 1S 20:30. Es 3:6, 12. Ps 27:2; 35:25; 56:1; 57:3; 74:8; 76:10; 83:4. Pv 1:12. Jr 51:34. Dn 3:19. Jna 1:17. Mt 2:16. Ac 9:2.

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