Psalm 73:6
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English Standard Version
Therefore pride is their necklace; violence covers them as a garment.

King James Bible
Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

American Standard Version
Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck; Violence covereth them as a garment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore pride hath held them fast: they are covered with their iniquity and their wickedness.

English Revised Version
Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck; violence covereth them as a garment.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore pride encompasseth them as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Superscription of the primary collection. The origin of this superscription cannot be the same as that of the doxology, which is only inserted between it and the Psalm, because it was intended to be read with the Psalm at the reading in the course of the service (Symbolae, p. 19). כּלוּ equals כּלּוּ, like דּחוּ in Psalm 36:13, כּסּוּ, Psalm 80:11, all being Pual forms, as is manifest in the accented ultima. A parallel with this verse is the superscription "are ended the words of Job" in Job 31:40, which separates the controversial speeches and Job's monologue from the speeches of God. No one taking a survey of the whole Psalter, with the many Psalms of David that follow beyond Psalm 72, could possibly have placed this key-stone here. If, however, it is more ancient than the doxological division into five books, it is a significant indication in relation to the history of the rise of the collection. It proves that the collection of the whole as it now lies before us was at least preceded by one smaller collection, of which we may say that it extended to Psalm 72, without thereby meaning to maintain that it contained all the Psalms up to that one, since several of them may have been inserted into it when the redaction of the whole took place. But it is possible for it to have contained Psalm 72, wince at the earliest it was only compiled in the time of Solomon. The fact that the superscription following directly upon a Psalm of Solomon is thus worded, is based on the same ground as the fact that the whole Psalter is quoted in the New Testament as Davidic. David is the father of the שׁיר ה, 2 Chronicles 29:27, and hence all Psalms may be called Davidic, just as all משׁלים may be called Salomonic, without meaning thereby that they are all composed by David himself.

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Deuteronomy 8:13,14 And when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied...

Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness...

Esther 3:1,5,6 After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him...

Esther 5:9-11 Then went Haman forth that day joyful and with a glad heart: but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he stood not up...

Job 21:7-15 Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, are mighty in power...

Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Jeremiah 48:11,29 Moab has been at ease from his youth, and he has settled on his lees, and has not been emptied from vessel to vessel...

Ezekiel 28:2-5 Son of man, say to the prince of Tyrus, Thus said the Lord GOD; Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a God...

Daniel 4:30 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power...

as a chain

Judges 8:26 And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was a thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold; beside ornaments, and collars...

Proverbs 1:9 For they shall be an ornament of grace to your head, and chains about your neck.

Songs 4:9 You have ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; you have ravished my heart with one of your eyes, with one chain of your neck.

Isaiah 3:19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,

Ezekiel 16:11 I decked you also with ornaments, and I put bracelets on your hands, and a chain on your neck.


Proverbs 3:31 Envy you not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Proverbs 4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

Micah 2:1,2 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it...

Micah 3:5 Thus said the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace...

James 5:4-6 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, cries...


Psalm 109:18,29 As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones...

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

Cross References
Genesis 41:42
Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain about his neck.

Psalm 10:2
In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor; let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.

Psalm 109:18
He clothed himself with cursing as his coat; may it soak into his body like water, like oil into his bones!

Psalm 109:19
May it be like a garment that he wraps around him, like a belt that he puts on every day!

Proverbs 1:9
for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.

Malachi 2:16
"For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the LORD, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the LORD of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless."

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