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Psalms 141:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock; And they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock, And they hear my words, for they are pleasant.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— When their judges are thrown down from the rocks, they shall hear my words, for they are sweet.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Their judges, have been hurled down by a crag, Now have men heard my sayings, for they have become sweet.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Their judges have been released by the sides of a rock, And they have heard my sayings, For they have been pleasant.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Their judges falling upon the rock have been swallowed up. They shall hear my words, for they have prevailed:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— When their Iudges are ouerthrowen in stonie places, they shall heare my words, for they are sweet.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Their mighty ones have been swallowed up near the rock: they shall hear my words, for they are sweet.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
When their judges 8199
{8199} Prime
שָׁפַט
shaphat
{shaw-fat'}
A primitive root; to judge, that is, pronounce sentence (for or against); by implication to vindicate or punish; by extension to govern; passively to litigate (literally or figuratively).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
are overthrown 8058
{8058} Prime
שָׁמַט
shamat
{shaw-mat'}
A primitive root; to fling down; incipiently to jostle; figuratively to let alone, desist, remit.
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
in stony 5553
{5553} Prime
סֶלַע
cela`
{seh'-lah}
From an unused root meaning to be lofty; a craggy rock, literally or figuratively (a fortress).
places, 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
they shall hear 8085
{8085} Prime
שָׁמַע
shama`
{shaw-mah'}
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
my words; 561
{0561} Prime
אֵמֶר
'emer
{ay'-mer}
From H0559; something said.
for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
they are sweet. 5276
{5276} Prime
נָעֵם
na`em
{naw-ame'}
A primitive root; to be agreeable (literally or figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 141:1-10.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 141:5-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 141:6

Judges — The chief of mine enemies. Overthrown — Or, cast down headlong by thine exemplary vengeance. Hear — Hearken unto my counsels and offers which now they despise.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 141:6

When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall (g) hear my words; for they are sweet.

(g) The people who follow their wicked rulers in persecuting the prophet will repent and turn to God, when they see their wicked rulers punished.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
When their judges:

1 Samuel 31:1-8 Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa. ... And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa.
2 Samuel 1:17-27 And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son: ... How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!
1 Chronicles 10:1-7 Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa. ... And when all the men of Israel that [were] in the valley saw that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they forsook their cities, and fled: and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.

they shall hear:

2 Samuel 2:4 And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, [That] the men of Jabeshgilead [were they] that buried Saul.
2 Samuel 5:1-3 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we [are] thy bone and thy flesh. ... So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel.
1 Chronicles 11:1-3 Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we [are] thy bone and thy flesh. ... Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to Hebron; and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD; and they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD by Samuel.
1 Chronicles 12:38 All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel [were] of one heart to make David king.

for they:

Psalms 45:2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
2 Samuel 2:5-6 And David sent messengers unto the men of Jabeshgilead, and said unto them, Blessed [be] ye of the LORD, that ye have shewed this kindness unto your lord, [even] unto Saul, and have buried him. ... And now the LORD shew kindness and truth unto you: and I also will requite you this kindness, because ye have done this thing.
2 Samuel 23:1 Now these [be] the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man [who was] raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,
1 Chronicles 13:2 And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If [it seem] good unto you, and [that it be] of the LORD our God, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, [that are] left in all the land of Israel, and with them [also] to the priests and Levites [which are] in their cities [and] suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us:
Luke 4:22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
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1S 31:1. 2S 1:17; 2:4, 5; 5:1; 23:1. 1Ch 10:1; 11:1; 12:38; 13:2. Ps 45:2. Lk 4:22.

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