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Psalms 52:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Lo, [this is] the man [that] made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, [and] strengthened himself in his wickedness.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches [And] was strong in his [evil] desire.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Lo, [this is] the man [that] made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, [and] strengthened himself in his wickedness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Behold the man that made not God his strength, but put confidence in the abundance of his riches, [and] strengthened himself in his avarice.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Lo! the man who made not God his refuge,—But trusted in the abundance of his riches, Emboldened himself in his wealth!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Lo, the man who maketh not God his strong place, And trusteth in the abundance of his riches, He is strong in his mischiefs.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Behold the man that made not God his helper: But trusted in the abundance of his riches: and prevailed in his vanity.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Loe, this [is] the man [that] made not God his strength: but trusted in the abundance of his riches, [and] strengthened himselfe in his wickednesse.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Behold the man who made not God his help; but trusted in the abundance of his wealth, and strengthened himself in his vanity.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Lo, [this is] the man [that] made not Elohim his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, [and] strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Lo, x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
[this is] the man 1397
{1397} Prime
גֶּבֶר
geber
{gheh'-ber}
From H1396; properly a valiant man or warrior; generally a person simply.
[that] made 7760
{7760} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
his strength; 4581
{4581} Prime
מָעוֹז
ma`owz
{maw-oze'}
From H5810; a fortified place; figuratively a defence.
but trusted 982
{0982} Prime
בָּטַח
batach
{baw-takh'}
A primitive root; properly to hie for refuge (but not so precipitately as H2620); figuratively to trust, be confident or sure.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
in the abundance 7230
{7230} Prime
רֹב
rob
{robe}
From H7231; abundance (in any respect).
of his riches, 6239
{6239} Prime
עֹשֶׁר
`osher
{o'-sher}
From H6238; wealth.
[and] strengthened 5810
{5810} Prime
עָזַז
`azaz
{aw-zaz'}
A primitive root; to be stout (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
himself in his wickedness. 1942
{1942} Prime
הַוָּה
havvah
{hav-vaw'}
From H1933 (in the sense of eagerly coveting and rushing upon; by implication of falling); desire; also ruin.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 52:7

_ _ for trusting in riches and being strong in “wickedness.”

_ _ wickedness — literally, “mischief” (Psalms 52:2), instead of trusting in God.

_ _ the man — literally, “the mighty man,” or “hero” (Psalms 52:1).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 52:6-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Lo:

Isaiah 14:16-17 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, [and] consider thee, [saying, Is] this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; ... [That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; [that] opened not the house of his prisoners?
John 19:5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And [Pilate] saith unto them, Behold the man!

made:

Psalms 146:3-5 Put not your trust in princes, [nor] in the son of man, in whom [there is] no help. ... Happy [is he] that [hath] the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope [is] in the LORD his God:
Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

trusted:

Psalms 49:6-20 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; ... Man [that is] in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts [that] perish.
Psalms 62:9-10 Surely men of low degree [are] vanity, [and] men of high degree [are] a lie: to be laid in the balance, they [are] altogether [lighter] than vanity. ... Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart [upon them].
Job 31:24-25 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, [Thou art] my confidence; ... If I rejoiced because my wealth [was] great, and because mine hand had gotten much;
1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

strengthened:

Psalms 73:7-11 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish. ... And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
Psalms 73:18-20 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. ... As a dream when [one] awaketh; [so], O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
Ecclesiastes 8:8 [There is] no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither [hath he] power in the day of death: and [there is] no discharge in [that] war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.
Hosea 12:7-8 [He is] a merchant, the balances of deceit [are] in his hand: he loveth to oppress. ... And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance: [in] all my labours they shall find none iniquity in me that [were] sin.

wickedness:
or, substance
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Jb 31:24. Ps 49:6; 62:9; 73:7, 18; 146:3. Ec 8:8. Is 14:16. Jr 17:5. Ho 12:7. Jn 19:5. 1Ti 6:17.

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