New International Version
He pours contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty.
King James Bible
He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.
Darby Bible Translation
He poureth contempt upon nobles, and slackeneth the girdle of the mighty;
World English Bible
He pours contempt on princes, and loosens the belt of the strong.
Young's Literal Translation
Pouring contempt upon princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He poureth contempt upon princes - נדיבים nedibim, "those of royal extraction;" widely different from the כהנים cohanim mentioned Job 12:19.
Weakeneth the strength of the mighty - אפיקים aphikim, the compact; the well-strung together; the nervous and sinewy. Perhaps there is a reference here to the crocodile, as the same term is applied, Job 40:13, to the compactness of his bones: and as רפה מזיח rippah meziach, which we translate weakeneth the strength, signifies more properly looseth the girdle, as the margin has properly rendered it, the reference seems still more pointed; for it is known that "the crocodile, from the shoulders to the extremity of the tail, is covered with large square scales, disposed like parallel girdles, fifty-two in number. In the middle of each girdle are four protuberances, which become higher as they approach the end of the tail, and compose four rows." See the quotation in Parkhurst, under the word אפק drow eh aphak. What is human strength against this? We may say as the Lord said, Job 40:19 : He that made him can make his sword to approach unto him. He alone can loose the girdles of this mighty one.
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weakened the strength of the mighty. or, looseth the girdle of the strong
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with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.
He takes off the shackles put on by kings and ties a loincloth around their waist.
who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?
he who pours contempt on nobles made them wander in a trackless waste.
He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
"This is what the LORD says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:
I will destroy her ruler and kill all her officials with him," says the LORD.
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