New International Version
He takes off the shackles put on by kings and ties a loincloth around their waist.
King James Bible
He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle.
Darby Bible Translation
He weakeneth the government of kings, and bindeth their loins with a fetter;
World English Bible
He loosens the bond of kings. He binds their waist with a belt.
Young's Literal Translation
The bands of kings He hath opened, And He bindeth a girdle on their loins.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He looseth the bond of kings - He takes away their splendid robes, and clothes them with sackcloth; or, he dissolves their authority, permits their subjects to rebel and overthrow the state, to bind them as captives, and despoil them of all power, authority, and liberty. Many proofs of this occur in the Israelitish history and in the history of the principal nations of the earth, and not a few in the history of Britain.
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John's clothes were made of camel's hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.
with kings and rulers of the earth, who built for themselves places now lying in ruins,
He pours contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty.
Truly I am your servant, LORD; I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains.
Not one of them grows tired or stumbles, not one slumbers or sleeps; not a belt is loosened at the waist, not a sandal strap is broken.
He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
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