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Psalms 73:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— As a dream when one awaketh, So, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou wilt despise their image.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— As a dream when [one] awaketh; [so], O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Like a dream when one awakes, O Lord, when aroused, You will despise their form.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— As a dream when [one] awaketh; [so], O Lord, when thou awakest, thou wilt despise their image.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— As a dream, when one awaketh, wilt thou, Lord, on arising despise their image.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— As the dream of him that waketh, O my Lord! when rousing thyself up, their shadowy being, wilt thou despise.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— As a dream from awakening, O Lord, In awaking, their image Thou despisest.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— As the dream of them that awake, O Lord; so in thy city thou shalt bring their image to nothing.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— As a dreame when one awaketh; [so], O Lord, when thou awakest thou shalt despise their image.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— As the dream of one awakening, O Lord, in thy city thou wilt despise their image.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— As a dream when [one] awaketh; [so], O Yahweh, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
As a dream 2472
{2472} Prime
From H2492; a dream.
when [one] awaketh; 6974
{6974} Prime
A primitive root (rather identical with H6972 through the idea of abruptness in starting up from sleep (compare H3364)); to awake (literally or figuratively).
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
[so], O Yhw יָהוֶה, 136
{0136} Prime
An emphatic form of H0113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only).
when thou awakest, 5782
{5782} Prime
A primitive root (rather identical with H5783 through the idea of opening the eyes); to wake (literally or figuratively).
thou shalt despise 959
{0959} Prime
A primitive root; to disesteem.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
their image. 6754
{6754} Prime
From an unused root meaning to shade; a phantom, that is, (figuratively) illusion, resemblance; hence a representative figure, especially an idol.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 73:18-20.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 73:15-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 73:20

They awake — Out of the pleasant dream of this vain life. Despise — Thou shalt make them despicable both to themselves and to all others; raise them to shame, and everlasting contempt. Image — All their felicity and glory, which shall be evidently discerned to be, no real or substantial thing, but a mere image or shadow.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 73:20

As a dream when [one] awaketh; [so], O Lord, when (k) thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

(k) When you open our eyes to consider your heavenly happiness, we contemn all their vain pomp.

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As a:

Psalms 90:5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are [as] a sleep: in the morning [they are] like grass [which] groweth up.
Job 20:8 He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.
Isaiah 29:7-8 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision. ... It shall even be as when an hungry [man] dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, [he is] faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.


Psalms 7:6 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me [to] the judgment [that] thou hast commanded.
Psalms 78:65 Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, [and] like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.


Psalms 39:6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up [riches], and knoweth not who shall gather them.
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