New American Standard Bible
"And if they are bound in fetters, And are caught in the cords of affliction,
King James Bible
And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;
Darby Bible Translation
And if, bound in fetters, they be held in cords of affliction,
World English Bible
If they are bound in fetters, and are taken in the cords of afflictions,
Young's Literal Translation
And if prisoners in fetters They are captured with cords of affliction,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And if they be bound in fetters - That is, if the righteous are thrown into prison, and are subjected to oppressions and trials, or if they are chained down, as it were, on a bed of pain, or crushed by heavy calamities, the eye of God is still upon them. Their sufferings should not be regarded either as proof that they are hypocrites, or that God is regardless of them, and is indifferent whether people are good or evil. The true solution of the difficulty was, that God was then accomplishing purposes of discipline, and that happy results would follow if they would receive affliction in a proper manner.
LibraryWhether Christ Will Judge under the Form of his Humanity?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ will not judge under the form of His humanity. For judgment requires authority in the judge. Now Christ has authority over the quick and the dead as God, for thus is He the Lord and Creator of all. Therefore He will judge under the form of His Godhead. Objection 2: Further, invincible power is requisite in a judge; wherefore it is written (Eccles. 7:6): "Seek not to be made a judge, unless thou have strength enough to extirpate iniquities." Now invincible power …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether the Judicial Power Corresponds to Voluntary Poverty?
"He delivers the afflicted in their affliction, And opens their ear in time of oppression.
"Be careful, do not turn to evil, For you have preferred this to affliction.
There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death, Prisoners in misery and chains,
The cords of the wicked have encircled me, But I have not forgotten Your law.
To bind their kings with chains And their nobles with fetters of iron,
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