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Psalms 59:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— They return at evening, they howl like a dog, And go round about the city.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— They return at evening, they howl like a dog, And go around the city.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go about the city.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— They return in the evening; they howl like a dog, and go round about the city:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— They return at evening, They grow like a dog, And go round the city.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— They turn back at evening, They make a noise like a dog, And go round about the city.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— They shall return at evening, and shall suffer hunger like dogs: and shall go round about the city.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— They returne at euening: they make a noise like a dogge, and go round about the citie.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— They shall return at evening, and hunger like a dog, and go round about the city.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
They return 7725
{7725} Prime
שׁוּב
shuwb
{shoob}
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
at evening: 6153
{6153} Prime
עֶרֶב
`ereb
{eh'-reb}
From H6150; dusk.
they make a noise 1993
{1993} Prime
הָמָה
hamah
{haw-maw'}
A primitive root (compare H1949); to make a loud sound (like English 'hum'); by implication to be in great commotion or tumult, to rage, war, moan, clamor.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
like a dog, 3611
{3611} Prime
כֶּלֶב
keleb
{keh'-leb}
From an unused root meaning to yelp, or else to attack; a dog; hence (by euphemism) a male prostitute.
and go round about 5437
{5437} Prime
סָבַב
cabab
{saw-bab'}
A primitive root; to revolve, surround or border; used in various applications, literally and figuratively.
z8779
<8779> Grammar
Stem - Poel (See H8845)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 29
the city. 5892
{5892} Prime
עִיר
`iyr
{eer}
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 59:6-7

_ _ They are as ravening dogs seeking prey, and as such,

_ _ belch out — that is, slanders, their impudent barkings.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 59:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 59:6

Return — Watching for me: which they did at this time all the night long, 1 Samuel 19:11. A dog — When he is pursuing his prey. Go round — When they did not find him in his own house, they sought for him in other parts of the city.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 59:6

They return at evening: they make a noise like a (e) dog, and go round about the city.

(e) He compares their cruelty to hungry dogs showing that they are never weary in doing evil.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 59:14 And at evening let them return; [and] let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
1 Samuel 19:11 Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying, If thou save not thy life to night, to morrow thou shalt be slain.
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1S 19:11. Ps 59:14.

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