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Psalms 76:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Glorious art thou [and] excellent, From the mountains of prey.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thou [art] more glorious [and] excellent than the mountains of prey.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— You are resplendent, More majestic than the mountains of prey.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thou [art] more glorious [and] excellent than the mountains of prey.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— More glorious art thou, more excellent, than the mountains of prey.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Enveloped in light, thou, art more majestic than the mountains of prey.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Bright [art] Thou, honourable above hills of prey.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thou enlightenest wonderfully from the everlasting hills.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thou art more glorious and excellent then the mountaines of pray.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thou dost wonderfully shine forth from the everlasting mountains.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thou [art] more glorious [and] excellent than the mountains of prey.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thou x859
(0859) Complement
אַתָּה
'attah
{at-taw'}
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
[art] more glorious 215
{0215} Prime
אוֹר
'owr
{ore}
A primitive root; to be (causatively make) luminous (literally and metaphorically).
z8737
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
[and] excellent 117
{0117} Prime
אַדִּיר
'addiyr
{ad-deer'}
From H0142; wide or (generally) large; figuratively powerful.
than the mountains 2042
{2042} Prime
הָרָר
harar
{haw-rawr'}
From an unused root meaning to loom up; a mountain.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of prey. 2964
{2964} Prime
טֶרֶף
tereph
{teh'-ref}
From H2963; something torn, that is, a fragment, for example a fresh leaf, prey, food.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 76:4

_ _ Thou — God.

_ _ mountains of prey — great victorious nations, as Assyria (Isaiah 41:15; Ezekiel 38:11, Ezekiel 38:12; Zechariah 4:7).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 76:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 76:4

Thou — O God. Than — The greatest kings and empires of the earth, which in prophetic writings are often compared to mountains. And they are called mountains of prey, because they generally were established by tyranny, and maintained by preying upon their own subjects, or other kingdoms.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 76:4

Thou [art] more glorious [and] excellent than (c) the mountains of prey.

(c) He compares the kingdom full of extortion and rapine to the mountains that are full of ravening beasts.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
mountains:

Jeremiah 4:7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; [and] thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.
Ezekiel 19:1-4 Moreover take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel, ... The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt.
Ezekiel 19:6 And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young lion, and learned to catch the prey, [and] devoured men.
Ezekiel 38:12-13 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places [that are now] inhabited, and upon the people [that are] gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. ... Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
Daniel 7:4-8 The first [was] like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it. ... I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
Daniel 7:17-28 These great beasts, which are four, [are] four kings, [which] shall arise out of the earth. ... Hitherto [is] the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.
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