Psalm 107:11
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English Standard Version
for they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High.

King James Bible
Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:

American Standard Version
Because they rebelled against the words of God, And contemned the counsel of the Most High:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because they had exasperated the words of God: and provoked the counsel of the most High:

English Revised Version
Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the Most High:

Webster's Bible Translation
Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the Most High:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

It has actually come to pass, the first strophe tells us, that they wandered in a strange land through deserts and wastes, and seemed likely to have to succumb to death from hunger. According to Psalm 107:40 and Isaiah 43:19, it appears that Psalm 107:4 ought to be read לא־דרך (Olshausen, Baur, and Thenius); but the line is thereby lengthened inelegantly. The two words, joined by Munach, stand in the construct state, like פּרא אדם, Genesis 16:12 : a waste of a way equals ἔρημος ὁδός, Acts 8:26 (Ewald, Hitzig), which is better suited to the poetical style than that דּרך, as in משׁנה־כּסףp, and the like, should be an accusative of nearer definition (Hengstenberg). In connection with עיר מושׁב the poet, who is fond of this combination (Psalm 107:7, Psalm 107:36, cf. בּית־מושׁב, Leviticus 25:29), means any city whatever which might afford the homeless ones a habitable, hospitable reception. With the perfects, which describe what has been experienced, alternates in Psalm 107:5 the imperfect, which shifts to the way in which anything comes about: their soul in them enveloped itself (vid., Psalm 61:3), i.e., was nigh upon extinction. With the fut. consec. then follows in Psalm 107:6 the fact which gave the turn to the change in their misfortune. Their cry for help, as the imperfect יצּילם implies, was accompanied by their deliverance, the fact of which is expressed by the following fut. consec. ויּדריכם. Those who have experienced such things are to confess to the Lord, with thanksgiving, His loving-kindness and His wonderful works to the children of men. It is not to be rendered: His wonders (supply אשׁר עשׂה) towards the children of men (Luther, Olshausen, and others). The two ל coincide: their thankful confession of the divine loving-kindness and wondrous acts is not to be addressed alone to Jahve Himself, but also to men, in order that out of what they have experienced a wholesome fruit may spring forth for the multitude. נפשׁ שׁוקקה (part. Polel, the ē of which is retained as a pre-tonic vowel in pause, cf. Psalm 68:26 and on Job 20:27, Ew. 188, b) is, as in Isaiah 29:9, the thirsting soul (from שׁוּק, Arab. sâq, to urge forward, of the impulse and drawing of the emotions, in Hebrew to desire ardently). The preterites are here an expression of that which has been experienced, and therefore of that which has become a fact of experience. In superabundant measure does God uphold the languishing soul that is in imminent danger of languishing away.

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Psalm 68:6,18 God sets the solitary in families: he brings out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land...

Psalm 106:43 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.

Isaiah 63:10,11 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them...

Lamentations 3:39-42 Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins...

Lamentations 5:15-17 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning...


Psalm 73:24 You shall guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

Psalm 113:7-9 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill...

Psalm 119:24 Your testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.

2 Chronicles 25:15,16 Why the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent to him a prophet, which said to him...

2 Chronicles 33:10 And the LORD spoke to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not listen.

Proverbs 1:25,30,31 But you have set at nothing all my counsel, and would none of my reproof...

1 Samuel 2:5-8 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren has born seven...

Isaiah 5:19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come...

Jeremiah 44:16 As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, we will not listen to you.

Luke 7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.

Luke 16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

Acts 20:27 For I have not shunned to declare to you all the counsel of God.

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind...

Cross References
Numbers 15:31
Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has broken his commandment, that person shall be utterly cut off; his iniquity shall be on him."

2 Chronicles 36:16
But they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words and scoffing at his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD rose against his people, until there was no remedy.

Psalm 5:10
Make them bear their guilt, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out, for they have rebelled against you.

Psalm 73:24
You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.

Psalm 78:40
How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the desert!

Psalm 106:7
Our fathers, when they were in Egypt, did not consider your wondrous works; they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love, but rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.

Psalm 106:13
But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel.

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