New American Standard Bible
The LORD is righteous; He has cut in two the cords of the wicked.
King James Bible
The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
World English Bible
Yahweh is righteous. He has cut apart the cords of the wicked.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is righteous, He hath cut asunder cords of the wicked.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Lord is righteous - Righteous in permitting this; righteous in what he has done, and will do, in the treatment of those who inflict such wrongs. We may now safely commit our cause to him in view of what he has done in the past. He was not indifferent then to our sufferings, or deaf to the eries of his people; he interposed and punished the oppressors of his people, and we may trust him still.
He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked - By which they bound us. He did this in our "youth;" when we were oppressed and beaten in Egypt. Then he interposed, and set us free.
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Then Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "I have sinned this time; the LORD is the righteous one, and I and my people are the wicked ones.
Righteous are You, O LORD, And upright are Your judgments.
"The plowers plowed upon my back; They lengthened their furrows."
The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set snares for me. Selah.
Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You; Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You: Why has the way of the wicked prospered? Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?
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