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Psalms 37:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For the arms of the wicked shall be broken; But Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For the arms of the wicked will be broken, But the LORD sustains the righteous.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, the arms of the lawless, shall be broken, But Yahweh is upholding the righteous.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For the arms of the wicked are shivered, And Jehovah is sustaining the righteous.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For the arms of the wicked shall be broken in pieces; but the Lord strengtheneth the just.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For the armes of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD vpholdeth the righteous.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For the arms of sinners shall be broken; but the Lord supports the righteous.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but Yahweh upholdeth the righteous.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
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.
the arms 2220
{2220} Prime
From H2232; the arm (as stretched out), or (of animals) the foreleg; figuratively force.
of the wicked 7563
{7563} Prime
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
shall be broken: 7665
{7665} Prime
A primitive root; to burst (literally or figuratively).
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
but Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
upholdeth 5564
{5564} Prime
A primitive root; to prop (literally or figuratively); reflexively to lean upon or take hold of (in a favorable or unfavorable sense).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
the righteous. 6662
{6662} Prime
From H6663; just.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 37:17

_ _ Even the members of the body needed to hold weapons are destroyed.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 37:7-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 10:15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil [man]: seek out his wickedness [till] thou find none.
Job 38:15 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.
Ezekiel 30:21-25 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword. ... But I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; and they shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I shall put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall stretch it out upon the land of Egypt.


Psalms 37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth [him with] his hand.
Psalms 41:12 And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.
Psalms 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me [with thy] free spirit.
Psalms 63:8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
Psalms 119:116-117 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. ... Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
Psalms 145:14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all [those that be] bowed down.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, [in whom] my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
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Jb 38:15. Ps 10:15; 37:24; 41:12; 51:12; 63:8; 119:116; 145:14. Is 41:10; 42:1. Ezk 30:21. Jde 1:24.

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