Psalm 144:14
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New American Standard Bible
Let our cattle bear Without mishap and without loss, Let there be no outcry in our streets!

King James Bible
That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

Darby Bible Translation
Our kine laden with young; no breaking in and no going forth, and no outcry in our streets.

World English Bible
Our oxen will pull heavy loads. There is no breaking in, and no going away, and no outcry in our streets.

Young's Literal Translation
Our oxen are carrying, there is no breach, And there is no outgoing, And there is no crying in our broad places.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

That our oxen may be strong to labour - Margin, "able to bear burdens;" or, "laden with flesh." The Hebrew is simply loaded or laden: that is, with a burden; or, with flesh; or, as Gesenius renders it, with young. The latter idea would best suit the connection - that of cattle producing abundantly or multiplying.

That there be no breaking in, nor going out - No breaking in of other cattle into enclosed grounds, and no escape of those which are shut up for pasture. That property may be safe everywhere. The image is that of security, peace, order, prosperity.

That there be no complaining in our streets - literally, "outcry; clamor." That the land may be at peace; that order and law may be observed; that the rights of all may be respected; that among neighbors there may be no strifes and contentions.

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Thankfulness for Mercies Received, a Necessary Duty
Numberless marks does man bear in his soul, that he is fallen and estranged from God; but nothing gives a greater proof thereof, than that backwardness, which every one finds within himself, to the duty of praise and thanksgiving. When God placed the first man in paradise, his soul no doubt was so filled with a sense of the riches of the divine love, that he was continually employing that breath of life, which the Almighty had not long before breathed into him, in blessing and magnifying that all-bountiful,
George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

The Knowledge of God Conspicuous in the Creation, and Continual Government of the World.
1. The invisible and incomprehensible essence of God, to a certain extent, made visible in his works. 2. This declared by the first class of works--viz. the admirable motions of the heavens and the earth, the symmetry of the human body, and the connection of its parts; in short, the various objects which are presented to every eye. 3. This more especially manifested in the structure of the human body. 4. The shameful ingratitude of disregarding God, who, in such a variety of ways, is manifested within
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
2 Kings 25:10
So all the army of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the guard broke down the walls around Jerusalem.

2 Kings 25:11
Then the rest of the people who were left in the city and the deserters who had deserted to the king of Babylon and the rest of the people, Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away into exile.

Proverbs 14:4
Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.

Isaiah 24:11
There is an outcry in the streets concerning the wine; All joy turns to gloom. The gaiety of the earth is banished.

Jeremiah 14:2
"Judah mourns And her gates languish; They sit on the ground in mourning, And the cry of Jerusalem has ascended.

Amos 5:3
For thus says the Lord GOD, "The city which goes forth a thousand strong Will have a hundred left, And the one which goes forth a hundred strong Will have ten left to the house of Israel."

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