Psalm 149:8
New International Version
to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron,

New Living Translation
to bind their kings with shackles and their leaders with iron chains,

English Standard Version
to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron,

Berean Study Bible
to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with shackles of iron,

King James Bible
To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

New King James Version
To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron;

New American Standard Bible
To bind their kings with chains, And their dignitaries with shackles of iron,

NASB 1995
To bind their kings with chains And their nobles with fetters of iron,

NASB 1977
To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron;

Amplified Bible
To bind their kings with chains And their nobles with fetters of iron,

Christian Standard Bible
binding their kings with chains and their dignitaries with iron shackles,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
binding their kings with chains and their dignitaries with iron shackles,

American Standard Version
To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To bind their kings in shackles and their honorable ones in chains of iron

Brenton Septuagint Translation
to bind their kings with fetters, and their nobles with manacles of iron;

Contemporary English Version
Put chains of iron on their kings and rulers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To bind their kings with fetters, and their nobles with manacles of iron.

English Revised Version
To bind their king's with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

Good News Translation
to bind their kings in chains, their leaders in chains of iron;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
to put their kings in chains and their leaders in iron shackles,

International Standard Version
binding their kings with chains, their officials with iron bands,

JPS Tanakh 1917
To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron;

Literal Standard Version
To bind their kings with chains, And their honored ones with chains of iron,

NET Bible
They bind their kings in chains, and their nobles in iron shackles,

New Heart English Bible
To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

World English Bible
To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

Young's Literal Translation
To bind their kings with chains, And their honoured ones with fetters of iron,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sing to the LORD a New Song
7to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, 8to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with shackles of iron, 9to execute the judgment written against them. This honor is for all His saints. Hallelujah!…

Cross References
Job 36:8
And if men are bound with chains, caught in cords of affliction,

Isaiah 45:14
This is what the LORD says: "The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush, along with the Sabeans, men of stature, will come over to you and will be yours; they will trudge behind you; they will come over in chains and bow down to you. They will confess to you: 'God is indeed with you, and there is no other; there is no other God.'"

Isaiah 60:11
Your gates will always stand open; they will never be shut, day or night, so that the wealth of the nations may be brought into you, with their kings being led in procession.

Nahum 3:10
Yet she became an exile; she went into captivity. Her infants were dashed to pieces at the head of every street. They cast lots for her dignitaries, and all her nobles were bound in chains.


Treasury of Scripture

To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

Joshua 10:23,24
And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon…

Joshua 12:7
And these are the kings of the country which Joshua and the children of Israel smote on this side Jordan on the west, from Baalgad in the valley of Lebanon even unto the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir; which Joshua gave unto the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their divisions;

Judges 1:6,7
But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes…









Verse 8. - To bind their kings with chains. Even royal captives were thus treated in the ancient world. Assyrian and Babylonian monarchs always represent their captives, even when kings, as fettered. Nebuchadnezzar "bound Zedekiah with fetters of brass" (2 Kings 25:7). Parthia, and later Persia, and even Rome, followed the same practice. And their nobles with fetters of iron. On the monuments, cap-fives below the rank of kings are not often seen "fettered." Their arms, however, are frequently tied together with a cord, and they are fastened one to another by a stout rope.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
to bind
לֶאְסֹ֣ר (le’·sōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 631: To yoke, hitch, to fasten, to join battle

their kings
מַלְכֵיהֶ֣ם (mal·ḵê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4428: A king

with chains,
בְּזִקִּ֑ים (bə·ziq·qîm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2131: What leaps forth, flash of fire, a burning arrow, a bond

and their nobles
וְ֝נִכְבְּדֵיהֶ֗ם (wə·niḵ·bə·ḏê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

with shackles
בְּכַבְלֵ֥י (bə·ḵaḇ·lê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3525: A fetter

of iron,
בַרְזֶֽל׃ (ḇar·zel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1270: Iron, an iron implement


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