New International Version
When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?"
King James Bible
If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
Darby Bible Translation
If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?
World English Bible
If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?
Young's Literal Translation
When the foundations are destroyed, The righteous -- what hath he done?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If the foundations be destroyed - If Saul, who is the vicegerent of God, has cast aside his fear, and now regards neither truth nor justice, a righteous man has no security for his life. This is at present thy case; therefore flee! They have utterly destroyed the foundations; (of truth and equity); what can righteousness now effect? Kimchi supposes this refers to the priests who were murdered by Doeg, at the command of Saul. The priests are destroyed, the preservers of knowledge and truth; the Divine worship is overthrown; and what can the righteous man work? These I think to be also the words of David's advisers. To all of which he answers: -
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LibraryPurposes of God.
In discussing this subject I shall endeavor to show, I. What I understand by the purposes of God. Purposes, in this discussion, I shall use as synonymous with design, intention. The purposes of God must be ultimate and proximate. That is, God has and must have an ultimate end. He must purpose to accomplish something by his works and providence, which he regards as a good in itself, or as valuable to himself, and to being in general. This I call his ultimate end. That God has such an end or purpose, …
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology
"The 'gods' know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song. He has founded his city on the holy mountain.
Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever.
The workers in cloth will be dejected, and all the wage earners will be sick at heart.
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