Psalm 105:18
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New International Version
They bruised his feet with shackles, his neck was put in irons,

New Living Translation
They bruised his feet with fetters and placed his neck in an iron collar.

English Standard Version
His feet were hurt with fetters; his neck was put in a collar of iron;

New American Standard Bible
They afflicted his feet with fetters, He himself was laid in irons;

King James Bible
Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They hurt his feet with shackles; his neck was put in an iron collar.

International Standard Version
They bound his feet with fetters and placed an iron collar on his neck,

NET Bible
The shackles hurt his feet; his neck was placed in an iron collar,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they bound his feet in shackles and he himself was put in irons.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They hurt his feet with shackles, and cut into his neck with an iron collar.

Jubilee Bible 2000
whose feet they hurt with fetters; his soul was laid in iron.

King James 2000 Bible
Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in irons:

American King James Version
Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:

American Standard Version
His feet they hurt with fetters: He was laid in chains of iron,

Douay-Rheims Bible
They humbled his feet in fetters: the iron pierced his soul,

Darby Bible Translation
They afflicted his feet with fetters; his soul came into irons;

English Revised Version
His feet they hurt with fetters; he was laid in chains of iron:

Webster's Bible Translation
Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:

World English Bible
They bruised his feet with shackles. His neck was locked in irons,

Young's Literal Translation
They have afflicted with fetters his feet, Iron hath entered his soul,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

105:8-23 Let us remember the Redeemer's marvellous works, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth. Though true Christians are few number, strangers and pilgrims upon earth, yet a far better inheritance than Canaan is made sure to them by the covenant of God; and if we have the anointing of the Holy Spirit, none can do us any harm. Afflictions are among our mercies. They prove our faith and love, they humble our pride, they wean us from the world, and quicken our prayers. Bread is the staff which supports life; when that staff is broken, the body fails and sinks to the earth. The word of God is the staff of spiritual life, the food and support of the soul: the sorest judgment is a famine of hearing the word of the Lord. Such a famine was sore in all lands when Christ appeared in the flesh; whose coming, and the blessed effect of it, are shadowed forth in the history of Joseph. At the appointed time Christ was exalted as Mediator; all the treasures of grace and salvation are at his disposal, perishing sinners come to him, and are relieved by him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron; rather, his soul entered into iron. In Genesis nothing more is said than that Joseph "was bound" in the prison (Genesis 40:3). But the psalmist knows what imprisonment was in those early times.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Whose feet they hurt with fetters,.... For it seems Joseph was not only cast into prison, upon the calumny of his mistress; but had fetters put upon him, and his feet were made fast with them; and these were so close and heavy, as to pinch and gall and hurt him; which, though not mentioned in his history, was undoubtedly true; see Genesis 39:20.

He was laid in iron: or "the iron" (or, as the Targum, "the iron chain") "went into his Soul" (f); his body; it ate into him, and gave him great pain: or rather, as it is in the king's Bible, "his soul went into the iron chain"; there being, as Aben Ezra observes, an ellipsis of the particle and which is supplied by Symmachus, and so in the Targum; that is, his body was enclosed in iron bands, so Buxtorf (g). In all this he was a type of Christ, whose soul was made exceeding sorrowful unto death: he was seized by the Jews, led bound to the high priest, fastened to the cursed tree, pierced with nails, and more so with the sins of his people he bore; and was laid in the prison of the grave; from whence and from judgment he was brought, Isaiah 53:8.

(f) So Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus. (g) Lexic. "in voce"

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. hurt with fetters—(Ge 40:3).

was laid in iron—literally, "his soul" (see on [631]Ps 16:10), or, "he came into iron," or, he was bound to his grief (compare Ps 3:2; 11:1). The "soul" is put for the whole person, because the soul of the captive suffers still more than the body. Joseph is referred to as being an appropriate type of those "bound in affliction and iron" (Ps 107:10).

Psalm 105:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Tell of His Wonderful Works!
17He sent a man before them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave. 18They afflicted his feet with fetters, He himself was laid in irons; 19Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the LORD tested him.…
Cross References
Mark 5:4
For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him.

Genesis 39:20
Joseph's master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined. But while Joseph was there in the prison,

Genesis 40:15
I was forcibly carried off from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing to deserve being put in a dungeon."
Treasury of Scripture

Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:

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Genesis 39:20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place …

Genesis 40:15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and …

Acts 16:24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, …

he was laid in iron. Heb. his soul came into iron

Psalm 107:10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in …

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