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New International Version
Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them!
New Living Translation
Why do you hold back your strong right hand? Unleash your powerful fist and destroy them.
English Standard Version
Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the fold of your garment and destroy them!
Berean Study Bible
Why do You withdraw Your strong right hand? Stretch it out to destroy them!
King James Bible
Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.
New King James Version
Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand? Take it out of Your bosom and destroy them.
New American Standard Bible
Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand? Extend it from Your chest and destroy them!
Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand? From within Your bosom, destroy them!
Why dost Thou withdraw Thy hand, even Thy right hand? From within Thy bosom, destroy them!
Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand [from judging the enemy]? Remove Your hand from Your chest, destroy them!
Christian Standard Bible
Why do you hold back your hand? Stretch out your right hand and destroy them!
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why do You hold back Your hand? Stretch out Your right hand and destroy them!
American Standard Version
Why drawest thou back thy hand, even thy right hand? Pluck it out of thy bosom and consume them.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Why have you turned your hand and your right hand from within your assembly?
Brenton Septuagint Translation
Wherefore turnest thou away thine hand, and thy right hand from the midst of thy bosom for ever?
Contemporary English Version
Why don't you punish them? Why are you holding back?
Why dost thou turn away thy hand: and thy right hand out of the midst of thy bosom for ever ?
Good News Translation
Why have you refused to help us? Why do you keep your hands behind you?
International Standard Version
Why do you not withdraw your hand— your right hand—from your bosom and destroy them?
JPS Tanakh 1917
Why withdrawest Thou Thy hand, even Thy right hand? Draw it out of Thy bosom and consume them.
Literal Standard Version
Why do You turn back Your hand, Even Your right hand? Remove [it] from the midst of Your bosom.
New American Bible
Why draw back your hand, why hold back your right hand within your bosom?
Why do you remain inactive? Intervene and destroy him!
New Revised Standard Version
Why do you hold back your hand; why do you keep your hand in your bosom?
New Heart English Bible
Why do you draw back your hand, even your right hand? Take it out of your pocket and consume them.
World English Bible
Why do you draw back your hand, even your right hand? Take it out of your pocket and consume them!
Young's Literal Translation
Why dost Thou turn back Thy hand, Even Thy right hand? From the midst of Thy bosom remove it.
Additional Translations ...
ContextWhy Have You Rejected Us Forever?
…10How long, O God, will the enemy taunt You? Will the foe revile Your name forever? 11Why do You withdraw Your strong right hand? Stretch it out to destroy them! 12Yet God is my King from ancient times, working salvation on the earth.…
Consume them in wrath; consume them till they are no more, so it may be known to the ends of the earth that God rules over Jacob. Selah
After all this, O LORD, will You restrain Yourself? Will You keep silent and afflict us beyond measure?
In fierce anger He has cut off every horn of Israel and withdrawn His right hand at the approach of the enemy. He has burned in Jacob like a flaming fire that consumes everything around it.
O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act! For Your sake, O my God, do not delay, because Your city and Your people bear Your name."
Treasury of Scripture
Why withdraw you your hand, even your right hand? pluck it out of your bosom.
Isaiah 64:12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?
Lamentations 2:3 He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy, and he burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, which devoureth round about.
pluck it out.
Psalm 44:23 Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.
Psalm 78:65,66 Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine…
Why withdrawest thou.--Literally, returnest, i.e., into the ample folds of the Eastern robe. The poet is thinking of Exodus 4:7.
Pluck it out of thy bosom.--Literally, out of the midst of thy bosom consume. For the same absolute use of this verb comp. Psalm 59:13. The clause is an instance of pregnant construction (comp. Psalm 74:7), and is plainly equivalent to, Why dost thou not pluck out thy right hand to consume?Verse 11. - Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? Why dost thou keep back the right hand of thy power, hiding it in thy besom? Why not show forth thy power, and consume them, as it were, in a moment? (See the next clause.) Pluck it out of thy bosom; rather, out with it frown thy bosom, and consume them. The psalmist sees no reason why the Babylonians should not be consumed, and Israel delivered, at once. He has an insufficient sense of the greatness of Israel's sin.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what
do You withdraw
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7130: The nearest part, the center
Your right hand
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3225: The right hand, side, the south
and destroy them!
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent
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