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Psalms 22:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Many bulls have compassed me; Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Many bulls have compassed me: strong [bulls] of Bashan have beset me round.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Many bulls have surrounded me; Strong [bulls] of Bashan have encircled me.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Many bulls have compassed me: strong [bulls] of Bashan have beset me round.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Many bulls have encompassed me; Bashan's strong ones have beset me round.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Many bulls have surrounded me, Strong oxen of Bashan, have enclosed me;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Many bulls have surrounded me, Mighty ones of Bashan have compassed me,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Many calves have surrounded me: fat bulls have besieged me.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Many bulles haue compassed me: strong [bulles] of Bashan haue beset me round.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Many bullocks have compassed me: fat bulls have beset me round.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Many bulls have compassed me: strong [bulls] of Bashan have beset me round.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Many 7227
{7227} Prime
רַב
rab
{rab}
By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality).
bulls 6499
{6499} Prime
פַּר
par
{par}
From H6565; a bullock (apparently as breaking forth in wild strength, or perhaps as dividing the hoof).
have compassed 5437
{5437} Prime
סָבַב
cabab
{saw-bab'}
A primitive root; to revolve, surround or border; used in various applications, literally and figuratively.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
me: strong 47
{0047} Prime
אַבִּיר
'abbiyr
{ab-beer'}
For H0046.
[bulls] of Bn בָּשָׁן 1316
{1316} Prime
בָּשָׁן
Bashan
{baw-shawn'}
Of uncertain derivation; Bashan (often with the article), a region East of the Jordan.
have beset me round. 3803
{3803} Prime
כְּתַר
kathar
{kaw-thar'}
A primitive root; to enclose; hence (in a friendly sense) to crown, (in a hostile one) to besiege; also to wait (as restraining oneself).
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 22:12-13

_ _ His enemies, with the vigor of bulls and rapacity of lions, surround him, eagerly seeking his ruin. The force of both figures is greater without the use of any particle denoting comparison.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 22:11-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 22:12

Bulls — Wicked and violent, and potent enemies; for such are so called, Ezekiel 39:18; Amos 4:1. Of Bashan — As the cattle there bred were, and therefore fierce and furious.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 22:12

Many bulls have compassed me: strong (g) [bulls] of Bashan have beset me round.

(g) He means that his enemies were so fat, proud and cruel that they were more like beasts than men.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Many:

Psalms 68:30 Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, [till every one] submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people [that] delight in war.
Jeremiah 50:11 Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine heritage, because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls;

strong:

Deuteronomy 32:14-15 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape. ... But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered [with fatness]; then he forsook God [which] made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
Isaiah 34:7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
Ezekiel 39:18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
Amos 4:1-3 Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that [are] in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink. ... And ye shall go out at the breaches, every [cow at that which is] before her; and ye shall cast [them] into the palace, saith the LORD.
Matthew 27:1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
Acts 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
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Dt 32:14. Ps 68:30. Is 34:7. Jr 50:11. Ezk 39:18. Am 4:1. Mt 27:1. Ac 4:27.

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