New American Standard Bible
"The upright will be appalled at this, And the innocent will stir up himself against the godless.
King James Bible
Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.
Darby Bible Translation
Upright men shall be astonished at this, and the innocent shall be stirred up against the ungodly;
World English Bible
Upright men shall be astonished at this. The innocent shall stir up himself against the godless.
Young's Literal Translation
Astonished are the upright at this, And the innocent against the profane Stirreth himself up.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Upright men shall be astonished at this - At the course of events in regard to me. They will be amazed that God has suffered a holy man to be plunged into such calamities, and to be treated in this manner by his friends. The fact at which he supposes they would be so much astonished was, that the good were afflicted in this manner, and that no relief was furnished.
And the innocent shall stir up himself - Shall rouse himself, or assume vigor to resist the wicked.
The hypocrite - The wicked - alluding probably to his professed friends. The idea of hypocrisy which the sentence conveys arises from the fact, that they professed to be "his" friends, and had proved to be false; and that they had professed to be the friends of God, and yet had uttered sentiments inconsistent with any right views of him. He now says, that that could not go unnoticed. The world would be aroused at so remarkable a state of things, and a just public indignation would be the result.
LibraryWhether Christ Went Down into the Hell of the Lost?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ went down into the hell of the lost, because it is said by the mouth of Divine Wisdom (Ecclus. 24:45): "I will penetrate to all the lower parts of the earth." But the hell of the lost is computed among the lower parts of the earth according to Ps. 62:10: "They shall go into the lower parts of the earth." Therefore Christ who is the Wisdom of God, went down even into the hell of the lost. Objection 2: Further, Peter says (Acts 2:24) that "God hath raised up Christ, …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
When I heard about this matter, I tore my garment and my robe, and pulled some of the hair from my head and my beard, and sat down appalled.
"The righteous see and are glad, And the innocent mock them,
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