New International Version
But you crushed us and made us a haunt for jackals; you covered us over with deep darkness.
King James Bible
Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.
Darby Bible Translation
Though thou hast crushed us in the place of jackals, and covered us with the shadow of death.
World English Bible
Though you have crushed us in the haunt of jackals, and covered us with the shadow of death.
Young's Literal Translation
But Thou hast smitten us in a place of dragons, And dost cover us over with death-shade.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons - Thou hast delivered us into the hands of a fierce, cruel, and murderous people. We, as a people, are in a similar state to one who has strayed into a wilderness, where there are no human inhabitants; who hears nothing round about him but the hissing of serpents, the howling of beasts of prey, and the terrible roaring of the lion; and who expects every moment to be devoured.
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Text: First Peter 2, 20-25. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed …
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May gloom and utter darkness claim it once more; may a cloud settle over it; may blackness overwhelm it.
I have become a brother of jackals, a companion of owls.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
They crush your people, LORD; they oppress your inheritance.
Hyenas will inhabit her strongholds, jackals her luxurious palaces. Her time is at hand, and her days will not be prolonged.
Thorns will overrun her citadels, nettles and brambles her strongholds. She will become a haunt for jackals, a home for owls.
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