New International Version
But the LORD is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked."
King James Bible
The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
World English Bible
Yahweh is righteous. He has cut apart the cords of the wicked.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is righteous, He hath cut asunder cords of the wicked.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord - hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked - The words have been applied to the sufferings of Christ; but I know not on what authority. No such scourging could take place in his case, as would justify the expression: -
"The ploughers made long furrows there,
Till all his body was one wound."
It is not likely that he received more than thirty-nine stripes. The last line is an unwarranted assertion.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. T hat which often passes amongst men for resolution, and the proof of a noble, courageous spirit, is, in reality, the effect of a weak and little mind. At least, it is chiefly owing to the presence of certain circumstances, which have a greater influence upon the conduct, than any inherent principle. Thus may persons who appear to set death and danger at defiance in the hour …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron. "This time I have sinned," he said to them. "The LORD is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong.
You are righteous, LORD, and your laws are right.
Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long.
The arrogant have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path.
You are always righteous, LORD, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?
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