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Psalms 60:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Who will bring me into the strong city? Who hath led me unto Edom?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Who will bring me [into] the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Who will bring me into the besieged city? Who will lead me to Edom?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Who will bring me [into] the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me unto Edom?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who will conduct me to a fortified city? Who will lead me as far as Edom!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Who doth bring me [to] a city of bulwarks? Who hath led me unto Edom?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Who wil bring me [into] the strong citie? who will lead me into Edom?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Who will lead me into the fortified city? who will guide me as far a Edom{gr.Idumea}?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Who will bring me [into] the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Who x4310
(4310) Complement
מִי
miy
{me}
An interrogitive pronoun of persons, as H4100 is of things, who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix.
will bring 2986
{2986} Prime
יבל
yabal
{yaw-bal'}
A primitive root; properly to flow; causatively to bring (especially with pomp).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
me [into] the strong 4692
{4692} Prime
מָצוֹר
matsowr
{maw-tsore'}
From H6696; something hemming in, that is, (objectively) a mound (of besiegers), (abstractly) a siege, (figuratively) distress; or (subjectively) a fastness.
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).
who x4310
(4310) Complement
מִי
miy
{me}
An interrogitive pronoun of persons, as H4100 is of things, who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix.
will lead 5148
{5148} Prime
נָחָה
nachah
{naw-khaw'}
A primitive root; to guide; by implication to transport (into exile, or as colonists).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
me into x5704
(5704) Complement
עַד
`ad
{ad}
Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with).
m אֱדוֹם? 123
{0123} Prime
אֱדֹם
'Edom
{ed-ome'}
From H0122; red (see Genesis 25:25); Edom, the elder twin-brother of Jacob; hence the region (Idumaea) occuped by him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 60:6-10.


Psalms 60:9-10

_ _ He feels assured that, though once angry, God is now ready to favor His people.

_ _ who will lead me — or, who has led me, as if the work were now begun.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 60:6-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 60:9

Who — None can do it but God. City — The cities; the singular number for the plural. Having beaten his enemies out of the field, he desires God's assistance to take their strong — holds, and so secure himself from farther attempts. Edom — Which was an high and rocky country, Obadiah 1:1-3, fortified by nature, as well as by art, and therefore not to be subdued without a Divine hand.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 60:9

Who will bring me [into] the (m) strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

(m) He was assured that God would give him the strong cities of his enemies, in which they thought themselves sure.

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Judges 1:12 And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.
Judges 1:24-25 And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will shew thee mercy. ... And when he shewed them the entrance into the city, they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his family.
1 Chronicles 11:6 And David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and was chief.
1 Chronicles 11:17-19 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that [is] at the gate! ... And said, My God forbid it me, that I should do this thing: shall I drink the blood of these men that have put their lives in jeopardy? for with [the jeopardy of] their lives they brought it. Therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mightiest.

strong city:
Heb. city of strength,
2 Samuel 11:1 And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth [to battle], that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 12:26-31 And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city. ... And he brought forth the people that [were] therein, and put [them] under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brickkiln: and thus did he unto all the cities of the children of Ammon. So David and all the people returned unto Jerusalem.
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