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Psalms 72:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; And his enemies shall lick the dust.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Let the nomads of the desert bow before him, And his enemies lick the dust.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The dwellers in the desert shall bow before him, and his enemies shall lick the dust.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Before him, let the men of the desert kneel, But, as for his foes, the dust, let them lick;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Before him bow do the inhabitants of the dry places, And his enemies lick the dust.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Before him the Ethiopians shall fall down: and his enemies shall lick the ground.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— They that dwell in the wildernesse shall bowe before him: and his enemies shall licke the dust.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The Ethiopians shall fall down before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
They that dwell in the wilderness 6728
{6728} Prime
From the same as H6723; a desert dweller, that is, nomad or wild beast.
shall bow 3766
{3766} Prime
A primitive root; to bend the knee; by implication to sink, to prostrate.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
before 6440
{6440} Prime
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
him; and his enemies 341
{0341} Prime
Active participle of H0340; hating; an adversary.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
shall lick 3897
{3897} Prime
A primitive root; to lick.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
the dust. 6083
{6083} Prime
From H6080; dust (as powdered or gray); hence clay, earth, mud.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 72:9-11

_ _ The extent of the conquests.

_ _ They that dwell in the wilderness — the wild, untutored tribes of deserts.

_ _ bow ... dust — in profound submission. The remotest and wealthiest nations shall acknowledge Him (compare Psalms 45:12).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 72:2-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
They that:

1 Kings 9:18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land,
1 Kings 9:20-21 [And] all the people [that were] left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which [were] not of the children of Israel, ... Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of bondservice unto this day.
Isaiah 35:1-2 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. ... It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, [and] the excellency of our God.

his enemies:

Psalms 2:9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Psalms 21:8-9 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee. ... Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
Psalms 110:1 [[A Psalm of David.]] The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Psalms 110:6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill [the places] with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
Luke 19:27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay [them] before me.


Isaiah 49:23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with [their] face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I [am] the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.
Micah 7:17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.
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1K 9:18, 20. Ps 2:9; 21:8; 110:1, 6. Is 35:1; 49:23. Mi 7:17. Lk 19:27.

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