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Psalms 9:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Put them in fear, O Jehovah: Let the nations know themselves to be but men. Selah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Put them in fear, O LORD: [that] the nations may know themselves [to be but] men. Selah.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Put them in fear, O LORD; Let the nations know that they are but men. Selah.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Put them in fear, O LORD: [that] the nations may know themselves [to be but] men. Selah.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Put them in fear, Jehovah: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Appoint, O Yahweh, a terror for them,—Let the nations know [that] they are men. [Selah.]
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Appoint, O Jehovah, a director to them, Let nations know they [are] men! Selah.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Appoint, O Lord, a lawgiver over them: that the Gentiles may know themselves to be but men.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Put them in feare, O LORD: that the nations may know themselues to be but men. Selah.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Appoint, O Lord, a lawgiver over them: let the heathen know that they are men. Pause.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Put them in fear, O Yahweh: [that] the nations may know themselves [to be but] men. Selah.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Put 7896
{7896} Prime
שִׁית
shiyth
{sheeth}
A primitive root; to place (in a very wide application).
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
them in fear, 4172
{4172} Prime
מוֹרָא
mowra'
{mo-raw'}
From H3372; fear; by implication a fearful thing or deed.
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
O Yhw יָהוֶה: 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[that] the nations 1471
{1471} Prime
גּוֹי
gowy
{go'-ee}
Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts.
may know 3045
{3045} Prime
ידע
yada`
{yaw-dah'}
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
themselves x1992
(1992) Complement
הֵם
hem
{haym}
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
[to be but] men. 582
{0582} Prime
אֱנוֹשׁ
'enowsh
{en-oshe'}
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
Sel סֶלָה. 5542
{5542} Prime
סֶלָה
celah
{seh'-law}
From H5541; suspension (of music), that is, pause.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 9:20

_ _ By their effectual subjection, make them to realize their frail nature (Psalms 8:4), and deter them from all conceit and future rebellion.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 9:11-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 9:20

Put them in fear, O LORD: [that] the nations may know themselves [to be but] (k) men. Selah.

(k) Which they cannot learn without the fear of your judgment.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Put:

Psalms 76:12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: [he is] terrible to the kings of the earth.
Exodus 15:16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be [as] still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, [which] thou hast purchased.
Exodus 23:27 I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.
Deuteronomy 2:25 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations [that are] under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.
Jeremiah 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
Ezekiel 30:13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause [their] images to cease out of Noph; and there shall be no more a prince of the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.

may:

Psalms 82:6-7 I have said, Ye [are] gods; and all of you [are] children of the most High. ... But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
Isaiah 31:3 Now the Egyptians [are] men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
Ezekiel 28:2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart [is] lifted up, and thou hast said, I [am] a God, I sit [in] the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou [art] a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
Ezekiel 28:9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I [am] God? but thou [shalt be] a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
Acts 12:22-23 And the people gave a shout, [saying, It is] the voice of a god, and not of a man. ... And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
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Ex 15:16; 23:27. Dt 2:25. Ps 76:12; 82:6. Is 31:3. Jr 32:40. Ezk 28:2, 9; 30:13. Ac 12:22.

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