New Living Translation
He pours disgrace upon princes and disarms the strong.
King James Bible
He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.
Darby Bible Translation
He poureth contempt upon nobles, and slackeneth the girdle of the mighty;
World English Bible
He pours contempt on princes, and loosens the belt of the strong.
Young's Literal Translation
Pouring contempt upon princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble.
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LibraryWhether Craftiness is a Special Sin?
Objection 1: It would seem that craftiness is not a special sin. For the words of Holy Writ do not induce anyone to sin; and yet they induce us to be crafty, according to Prov. 1:4, "To give craftiness [Douay: 'subtlety'] to little ones." Therefore craftiness is not a sin. Objection 2: Further, it is written (Prov. 13:16): "The crafty [Douay: 'prudent'] man doth all things with counsel." Therefore, he does so either for a good or for an evil end. If for a good end, there is no sin seemingly, and …
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I would rest with princes, rich in gold, whose palaces were filled with silver.
He removes the royal robe of kings. They are led away with ropes around their waist.
He doesn't care how great a person may be, and he pays no more attention to the rich than to the poor. He made them all.
the LORD pours contempt on their princes, causing them to wander in trackless wastelands.
He judges the great people of the world and brings them all to nothing.
This is what the LORD says to Cyrus, his anointed one, whose right hand he will empower. Before him, mighty kings will be paralyzed with fear. Their fortress gates will be opened, never to shut again.
And I will destroy their king and slaughter all their princes," says the LORD.
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