Psalm 78:57
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New Living Translation
They turned back and were as faithless as their parents. They were as undependable as a crooked bow.

King James Bible
But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

Darby Bible Translation
And they drew back and dealt treacherously like their fathers: they turned like a deceitful bow.

World English Bible
but turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers. They were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

Young's Literal Translation
And they turn back, And deal treacherously like their fathers, They have been turned like a deceitful bow,

Psalm 78:57 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

78:57 Deceitful bow - Which either breaks when it is drawn, or shoots awry, and frustrates the archer's expectation.

Psalm 78:57 Parallel Commentaries

Library
"Thou Shalt Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother. "
From this Commandment we learn that after the excellent works of the first three Commandments there are no better works than to obey and serve all those who are set over us as superiors. For this reason also disobedience is a greater sin than murder, unchastity, theft and dishonesty, and all that these may include. For we can in no better way learn how to distinguish between greater and lesser sins than by noting the order of the Commandments of God, although there are distinctions also within the
Dr. Martin Luther—A Treatise on Good Works

Indiscreet Importunity.
"I gave thee a king in mine anger." HOSEA xiii. 11. "Ye know not what ye ask." MATTHEW xx. 22. PSALM lxxviii. 27-31. That God sometimes suffers men to destroy themselves, giving them their own way, although He knows it is ruinous, and even putting into their hands the scorpion they have mistaken for a fish, is an indubitable and alarming fact. Perhaps no form of ruin covers a man with such shame or sinks him to such hopelessness as when he finds that what he has persistently clamoured for and refused
Marcus Dods—How to become like Christ

The Mystery
Of the Woman dwelling in the Wilderness. The woman delivered of a child, when the dragon was overcome, from thenceforth dwelt in the wilderness, by which is figured the state of the Church, liberated from Pagan tyranny, to the time of the seventh trumpet, and the second Advent of Christ, by the type, not of a latent, invisible, but, as it were, an intermediate condition, like that of the lsraelitish Church journeying in the wilderness, from its departure from Egypt, to its entrance into the land
Joseph Mede—A Key to the Apocalypse

The Second Continental Journey.
1827-28. PART I.--GERMANY. After John and Martha Yeardley had visited their friends at home, their minds were directed to the work which they had left uncompleted on the continent of Europe; and, on their return from the Yearly Meeting, they opened this prospect of service before the assembled church to which they belonged. (Diary) 6 mo. 18.--Were at the Monthly Meeting at Highflatts, where we laid our concern before our friends to revisit some parts of Germany and Switzerland, and to visit
John Yeardley—Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel

Cross References
Psalm 44:17
All this has happened though we have not forgotten you. We have not violated your covenant.

Psalm 44:18
Our hearts have not deserted you. We have not strayed from your path.

Psalm 78:9
The warriors of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned their backs and fled on the day of battle.

Psalm 85:8
I listen carefully to what God the LORD is saying, for he speaks peace to his faithful people. But let them not return to their foolish ways.

Psalm 106:6
Like our ancestors, we have sinned. We have done wrong! We have acted wickedly!

Ezekiel 20:27
"Therefore, son of man, give the people of Israel this message from the Sovereign LORD: Your ancestors continued to blaspheme and betray me,

Ezekiel 20:28
for when I brought them into the land I had promised them, they offered sacrifices on every high hill and under every green tree they saw! They roused my fury as they offered up sacrifices to their gods. They brought their perfumes and incense and poured out their liquid offerings to them.

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