New Living Translation
When you arise, O Lord, you will laugh at their silly ideas as a person laughs at dreams in the morning.
King James Bible
As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
Darby Bible Translation
As a dream, when one awaketh, wilt thou, Lord, on arising despise their image.
World English Bible
As a dream when one wakes up, so, Lord, when you awake, you will despise their fantasies.
Young's Literal Translation
As a dream from awakening, O Lord, In awaking, their image Thou despisest.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
73:20 They awake - Out of the pleasant dream of this vain life. Despise - Thou shalt make them despicable both to themselves and to all others; raise them to shame, and everlasting contempt. Image - All their felicity and glory, which shall be evidently discerned to be, no real or substantial thing, but a mere image or shadow.
LibraryThe Bride, the Lamb's Wife
"Whom have I in Heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee."--Ps. lxxiii. 25. Mechthild of Hellfde, 1277. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 Thus speaks the Bride whose feet have trod The chamber of eternal rest, The secret treasure-house of God, Where God is manifest: "Created things, arise and flee, Ye are but sorrow and care to me." This wide, wide world, so rich and fair, Thou sure canst find thy solace there? "Nay, 'neath the flowers the serpent glides, Amidst the bravery …
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)
The Two Awakings
The Joy of the Lord.
1 Samuel 2:30
"Therefore, the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I promised that your branch of the tribe of Levi would always be my priests. But I will honor those who honor me, and I will despise those who think lightly of me.
They will fade like a dream and not be found. They will vanish like a vision in the night.
Then the Lord rose up as though waking from sleep, like a warrior aroused from a drunken stupor.
All the nations fighting against Jerusalem will vanish like a dream! Those who are attacking her walls will vanish like a vision in the night.
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