Psalm 107:40
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English Standard Version
he pours contempt on princes and makes them wander in trackless wastes;

King James Bible
He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.

American Standard Version
He poureth contempt upon princes, And causeth them to wander in the waste, where there is no way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Contempt was poured forth upon their princes: and he caused them to wander where there was no passing, and out of the way.

English Revised Version
He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the waste, where there is no way.

Webster's Bible Translation
He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.

Psalm 107:40 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Since in Psalm 107:36 the historical narration is still continued, a meaning relating to the contemporaneous past is also retrospectively given to the two correlative ישׂם. It now goes on to tell what those who have now returned have observed and experienced in their own case. Psalm 107:33 sounds like Isaiah 50:2; Psalm 107:33 like Isaiah 35:7; and Psalm 107:35 takes its rise from Isaiah 41:18. The juxtaposition of מוצאי and צמּאון, since Deuteronomy 8:15, belongs to the favourite antithetical alliterations, e.g., Isaiah 61:3. מלחה, that which is salty (lxx cf. Sir. 39:23: ἅλμη), is, as in Job 39:6, the name for the uncultivated, barren steppe. A land that has been laid waste for the punishment of its inhabitants has very often been changed into flourishing fruitful fields under the hands of a poor and grateful generation; and very often a land that has hitherto lain uncultivated and to all appearance absolutely unprofitable has developed an unexpected fertility. The exiles to whom Jeremiah writes, Psalm 29:5 : Build ye houses and settle down, and plant gardens and eat their fruit, may frequently have experienced this divine blessing. Their industry and their knowledge also did their part, but looked at in a right light, it was not their own work but God's work that their settlement prospered, and that they continually spread themselves wider and possessed a not small, i.e., (cf. 2 Kings 4:3) a very large, stock of cattle.

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poureth

Job 12:21,24 He pours contempt on princes, and weakens the strength of the mighty...

Isaiah 23:8,9 Who has taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes...

contempt

Psalm 78:66 And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.

Exodus 8:3,17,24 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into your house, and into your bedchamber, and on your bed...

Joshua 10:24-26 And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings to Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel...

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

Judges 4:21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly to him...

1 Samuel 5:9 And it was so, that, after they had carried it about, the hand of the LORD was against the city with a very great destruction...

1 Samuel 6:4 Then said they, What shall be the trespass offering which we shall return to him? They answered, Five golden tumors...

1 Kings 21:19 And you shall speak to him, saying, Thus said the LORD, Have you killed, and also taken possession? And you shall speak to him, saying...

2 Kings 9:35-37 And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands...

Daniel 4:33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled on Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen...

Daniel 5:5,6,18-30 In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand...

Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

Revelation 19:18 That you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses...

causeth

Psalm 107:4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

Job 12:24 He takes away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

Jeremiah 13:15-18 Hear you, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD has spoken...

wilderness. or, void place

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:10
"He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

Job 12:21
He pours contempt on princes and loosens the belt of the strong.

Job 12:24
He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth and makes them wander in a trackless waste.

Psalm 68:6
God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

Isaiah 40:23
who brings princes to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.

Daniel 4:24
this is the interpretation, O king: It is a decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord the king,

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