New International Version
Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners suffering in iron chains,
King James Bible
Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;
Darby Bible Translation
Such as inhabit darkness and the shadow of death, bound in affliction and iron,
World English Bible
Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron,
Young's Literal Translation
Inhabitants of dark places and death-shade, Prisoners of affliction and of iron,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Such as sit in darkness - Here begins the Second similitude, which he uses to illustrate the state of the captives in Babylon viz., that of a prisoner in a dreary dungeon.
1. They sit in or inhabit darkness. They have no light, no peace, no prosperity.
2. "In the shadow of death." The place where death reigns, over which he has projected his shadow; those against whom the sentence of death has been pronounced.
3. They are bound in this darkness, have no liberty to revisit the light, and cannot escape from their executioners.
4. They are afflicted, not only by want and privation in general, but they are tortured in the prison, עני oni, afflicted, humbled, distressed.
5. Their fetters are such as they cannot break; they are iron. The reason of their being in this wretched state is given.
Psalm 107:10Then they cry - The effect produced by affliction as before.
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such. Here begins the second comparison; in which the state of the captives in Babylon is illustrated by that of prisoners in a dreary dungeon.
LibraryMarch 12. "They Wandered in the Wilderness in a Solitary Way" (Ps. Cvii. 4).
"They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way" (Ps. cvii. 4). All who fight the Lord's battles must be content to die to all the favorable opinions of men and all the flattery of human praise. You cannot make an exception in favor of the good opinions of the children of God. It is very easy for the insidious adversary to make this also all appeal to the flesh. It is all right when God sends us the approval of our fellow men, but we must never make it a motive in our life, but be content with …
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to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace."
But if people are bound in chains, held fast by cords of affliction,
Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.
God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death."
He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.
The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead.
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