Psalm 124:3
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English Standard Version
then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us;

King James Bible
Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

American Standard Version
Then they had swallowed us up alive, When their wrath was kindled against us;

Douay-Rheims Bible
perhaps they had swallowed us up alive. When their fury was enkindled against us,

English Revised Version
Then they had swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us:

Webster's Bible Translation
Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The destinies of all men, and in particular of the church, are in the hand of the King who sits enthroned in the unapproachable glory of the heavens and rules over all things, and of the Judge who decides all things. Up to Him the poet raises his eyes, and to Him the church, together with which he may call Him "Jahve our God," just as the eyes of servants are directed towards the hand of their lord, the eyes of a maid towards the hand of her mistress; for this hand regulates the whole house, and they wait upon their winks and signs with most eager attention. Those of Israel are Jahve's servants, Israel the church is Jahve's maid. In His hand lies its future. At length He will take compassion on His own. Therefore its longing gaze goes forth towards Him, without being wearied, until He shall graciously turn its distress. With reference to the i of היּשׁבי, vid., on Psalm 113:1-9, Psalm 114:1-8. אדוניהם is their common lord; for since in the antitype the sovereign Lord is meant, it will be conceived of as plur. excellentiae, just as in general it occurs only rarely (Genesis 19:2, Genesis 19:18; Jeremiah 27:4) as an actual plural.

Psalm 124:3 Parallel Commentaries

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then they

Psalm 27:2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Psalm 35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.

Psalm 56:1,2 Be merciful to me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresses me...

Psalm 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah...

Psalm 74:8 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.

Psalm 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

Esther 3:6,12,13 And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had showed him the people of Mordecai...

swallowed

Numbers 16:30-34 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain to them...

Proverbs 1:12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

Jeremiah 51:34 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel...

Jonah 1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

their wrath

Psalm 76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise you: the remainder of wrath shall you restrain.

1 Samuel 20:30-33 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, You son of the perverse rebellious woman...

Daniel 3:19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego...

Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth...

Acts 9:2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women...

Cross References
Genesis 39:19
As soon as his master heard the words that his wife spoke to him, "This is the way your servant treated me," his anger was kindled.

Numbers 16:30
But if the LORD creates something new, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you shall know that these men have despised the LORD."

Psalm 18:4
The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of destruction assailed me;

Psalm 35:25
Let them not say in their hearts, "Aha, our heart's desire!" Let them not say, "We have swallowed him up."

Psalm 56:1
Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me;

Psalm 56:2
my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly.

Psalm 57:3
He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness!

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