New International Version
he who pours contempt on nobles made them wander in a trackless waste.
King James Bible
He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.
Darby Bible Translation
He poureth contempt upon nobles, and causeth them to wander in a pathless waste;
World English Bible
He pours contempt on princes, and causes them to wander in a trackless waste.
Young's Literal Translation
He is pouring contempt upon nobles, And causeth them to wander in vacancy -- no way.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He poureth contempt upon princes - How many have lately been raised from nothing, and set upon thrones! And how many have been cast down from thrones, and reduced to nothing! And where are now those mighty troublers of the earth? On both sides they are in general gone to give an account of themselves to God. And what an account!
Where there is no way - Who can consider the fate of the late emperor of the French, Napoleon, without seeing the hand of God in his downfall! All the powers of Europe were leagued against him in vain, they were as stubble to his bow. "He came, He saw, and He conquered" almost every where, till God, by a Russian Frost, destroyed his tens of thousands of veteran troops. And afterwards his armies of raw conscripts would have over-matched the world had not a particular providence intervened at Waterloo, when all the skill and valor of his opponents had been nearly reduced to nothing. How terrible art thou, O Lord, in thy judgments! Thou art fearful in praises, doing wonders.
The dreary rock of St. Helena, where there was no way, saw a period to the mighty conqueror, who had strode over all the countries of Europe!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
wilderness. or, void place
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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In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye,
He pours contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty.
He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason; he makes them wander in a trackless waste.
God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
"This is the interpretation, Your Majesty, and this is the decree the Most High has issued against my lord the king:
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