New International Version
for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.
King James Bible
For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.
Darby Bible Translation
For he hath broken the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron.
World English Bible
For he has broken the gates of brass, and cut through bars of iron.
Young's Literal Translation
For He hath broken doors of brass, And bars of iron He hath cut.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For he hath broken - This is the reason given for thanks to God for his deliverance of the captives. It was not a simple deliverance; it was done so as to manifest the irresistible power of God. He tore the prison in pieces, and cut the bars of iron asunder.
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LibraryMarch 12. "They Wandered in the Wilderness in a Solitary Way" (Ps. Cvii. 4).
"They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way" (Ps. cvii. 4). All who fight the Lord's battles must be content to die to all the favorable opinions of men and all the flattery of human praise. You cannot make an exception in favor of the good opinions of the children of God. It is very easy for the insidious adversary to make this also all appeal to the flesh. It is all right when God sends us the approval of our fellow men, but we must never make it a motive in our life, but be content with …
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Concerning Christian Liberty
"This is what the LORD says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:
I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.
"Go and tell Hananiah, 'This is what the LORD says: You have broken a wooden yoke, but in its place you will get a yoke of iron.
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