New Living Translation
He allowed the Ark of his might to be captured; he surrendered his glory into enemy hands.
King James Bible
And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand.
Darby Bible Translation
And gave his strength into captivity, and his glory into the hand of the oppressor;
World English Bible
and delivered his strength into captivity, his glory into the adversary's hand.
Young's Literal Translation
And He giveth His strength to captivity, And His beauty into the hand of an adversary,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
78:61 His strength - The ark, called God's strength, 1Chron 16:11, because it was the sign and pledge of his strength put forth on his people's behalf. Glory - So the ark is called, as being the monument and seat of God's glorious presence. Enemies - The Philistines.
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1 Samuel 4:17
"Israel has been defeated by the Philistines," the messenger replied. "The people have been slaughtered, and your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were also killed. And the Ark of God has been captured."
I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory.
Arise, O LORD, and enter your resting place, along with the Ark, the symbol of your power.
then I will destroy this Temple as I destroyed Shiloh, the place where the Tabernacle was located. And I will make Jerusalem an object of cursing in every nation on earth.'"
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