New American Standard Bible
They crush Your people, O LORD, And afflict Your heritage.
King James Bible
They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.
Darby Bible Translation
They crush thy people, O Jehovah, and afflict thine inheritance;
World English Bible
They break your people in pieces, Yahweh, and afflict your heritage.
Young's Literal Translation
Thy people, O Jehovah, they bruise, And Thine inheritance they afflict.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They break in pieces thy people - They tread down; they grind; they crush. The Hebrew word is often used as meaning to crush under foot; to trample on; and hence, it means to oppress. Lamentations 3:34; Isaiah 3:15.
And afflict - To wit, by oppression and wrong. If this refers to foreigners, it means that they did this by invasion and by the ravages of war.
Thine heritage - Thy people, regarded as an inheritance or possession. See Psalm 28:9, note; Psalm 33:12, note; Psalm 68:9, note; Psalm 74:2, note; Isaiah 19:25, note; Isaiah 47:6, note; 1 Peter 5:3, note.
LibraryA Prayer for the Spirit of Devotion
6. O Lord my God, Thou art all my good, and who am I that I should dare to speak unto Thee? I am the very poorest of Thy servants, an abject worm, much poorer and more despicable than I know or dare to say. Nevertheless remember, O Lord, that I am nothing, I have nothing, and can do nothing. Thou only art good, just and holy; Thou canst do all things, art over all things, fillest all things, leaving empty only the sinner. Call to mind Thy tender mercies, and fill my heart with Thy grace, Thou …
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Yet You have crushed us in a place of jackals And covered us with the shadow of death.
A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the nations have invaded Your inheritance; They have defiled Your holy temple; They have laid Jerusalem in ruins.
"What do you mean by crushing My people And grinding the face of the poor?" Declares the Lord GOD of hosts.
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