Psalm 44:25
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
For our soul is bowed down to the dust; our belly clings to the ground.

King James Bible
For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

American Standard Version
For our soul is bowed down to the dust: Our body cleaveth unto the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For our soul is humbled down to the dust : our belly cleaveth to the earth.

English Revised Version
For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth to the earth.

Psalm 44:25 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 44:18-22) If Israel compares its conduct towards God with this its lot, it cannot possibly regard it as a punishment that it has justly incurred. Construed with the accusative, בּוא signifies, as in Psalm 35:8; Psalm 36:12, to come upon one, and more especially of an evil lot and of powers that are hostile. שׁקּר, to lie or deceive, with בּ of the object on whom the deception or treachery is practised, as in Psalm 89:34. In Psalm 44:19 אשּׁוּר is construed as fem., exactly as in Job 31:8; the fut. consec. is also intended as such (as e.g., in Job 3:10; Numbers 16:14): that our step should have declined from, etc.; inward apostasy is followed by outward wandering and downfall. This is therefore not one of the many instances in which the לא of one clause also has influence over the clause that follows (Ges. 152, 3). כּי, Psalm 44:20, has the sense of quod: we have not revolted against Thee, that Thou shouldest on that account have done to us the thing which is now befallen us. Concerning תּנּיּם vid., Isaiah 13:22. A "place of jackals" is, like a habitation of dragons (Jeremiah 10:22), the most lonesome and terrible wilderness; the place chosen was, according to this, an inhospitable מדבר, far removed from the dwellings of men. כּסּה is construed with על of the person covered, and with בּ of that with which (1 Samuel 19:13) he is covered: Thou coveredst us over with deepest darkness (vid., Psalm 23:4). אם, Psalm 44:21, is not that of asseveration (verily we have not forgotten), but, as the interrogatory apodosis Psalm 44:22 shows, conditional: if we have ( equals should have) forgotten. This would not remain hidden from Him who knoweth the heart, for the secrets of men's hearts are known to Him. Both the form and matter here again strongly remind one of Job 31, more especially Job 31:4; cf. also on תּעלמות, Job 11:6; Job 28:11.

Psalm 44:25 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 66:11,12 You brought us into the net; you laid affliction on our loins...

Psalm 119:25 My soul sticks to the dust: quicken you me according to your word.

Isaiah 51:23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict you; which have said to your soul, Bow down, that we may go over...

Lamentations 4:5 They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.

Cross References
Luke 10:11
Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.'

Psalm 107:39
When they are diminished and brought low through oppression, evil, and sorrow,

Psalm 119:25
My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!

Psalm 143:3
For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.

Lamentations 3:20
My soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me.

Jump to Previous
Belly Bodies Body Bowed Cleaved Cleaves Cleaveth Cling Crushed Dust Earth Ground Soul Souls Stretched Sunk
Jump to Next
Belly Bodies Body Bowed Cleaved Cleaves Cleaveth Cling Crushed Dust Earth Ground Soul Souls Stretched Sunk
Links
Psalm 44:25 NIV
Psalm 44:25 NLT
Psalm 44:25 ESV
Psalm 44:25 NASB
Psalm 44:25 KJV

Psalm 44:25 Bible Apps
Psalm 44:25 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 44:25 Chinese Bible
Psalm 44:25 French Bible
Psalm 44:25 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Psalm 44:24
Top of Page
Top of Page