Psalm 107:16
New International Version
for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.

New Living Translation
For he broke down their prison gates of bronze; he cut apart their bars of iron.

English Standard Version
For he shatters the doors of bronze and cuts in two the bars of iron.

Berean Study Bible
For He has broken down the gates of bronze and cut through the bars of iron.

New American Standard Bible
For He has shattered gates of bronze And cut bars of iron asunder.

New King James Version
For He has broken the gates of bronze, And cut the bars of iron in two.

King James Bible
For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

Christian Standard Bible
For he has broken down the bronze gates and cut through the iron bars.

Contemporary English Version
He breaks down bronze gates and shatters iron locks.

Good News Translation
He breaks down doors of bronze and smashes iron bars.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For He has broken down the bronze gates and cut through the iron bars.

International Standard Version
For he shattered bronze gates and cut through iron bars.

NET Bible
For he shattered the bronze gates, and hacked through the iron bars.

New Heart English Bible
For he has broken the gates of bronze, and cut through bars of iron.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because he shattered the gates of brass and has cut down the bars of iron.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He shattered bronze gates and cut iron bars in two.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For He hath broken the gates of brass, And cut the bars of iron in sunder.

New American Standard 1977
For He has shattered gates of bronze, And cut bars of iron asunder.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he has broken the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron asunder.

King James 2000 Bible
For he has broken the gates of bronze, and cut the bars of iron in two.

American King James Version
For he has broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

American Standard Version
For he hath broken the gates of brass, And cut the bars of iron in sunder.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For he broke to pieces the brazen gates, and crushed the iron bars.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because he hath broken gates of brass, and burst the iron bars.

Darby Bible Translation
For he hath broken the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron.

English Revised Version
For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron asunder.

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.
Study Bible
Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is Good
15Let them give thanks to the LORD for His loving devotion and His wonders to the sons of men. 16For He has broken down the gates of bronze and cut through the bars of iron. 17Fools, in their rebellious ways, and through their iniquities, suffered affliction.…
Cross References
Isaiah 45:1
This is what the LORD says to Cyrus His anointed, whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him, to disarm kings, to open the doors before him, so that the gates will not be shut:

Isaiah 45:2
"I will go before you and level the mountains; I will break down the gates of bronze and cut through the bars of iron.

Jeremiah 28:13
"Go and tell Hananiah that this is what the LORD says: 'You have broken a yoke of wood, but in its place you have fashioned a yoke of iron.'

Treasury of Scripture

For he has broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

Judges 16:3
And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight, and took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of an hill that is before Hebron.

Isaiah 45:1,2
Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; …

Micah 2:13
The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them.







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî·ši-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

He has broken down
שִׁ֭בַּר (bar)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7665: To break, break in pieces

the gates
דַּלְת֣וֹת (dal·ṯō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1817: Something swinging, the valve of a, door

of bronze
נְחֹ֑שֶׁת (nə·ḥō·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5178: Copper, something made of that metal, coin, a fetter, base

and cut through
גִּדֵּֽעַ׃ (gid·dê·a‘)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1438: To fell a, tree, to destroy anything

the bars
וּבְרִיחֵ֖י (ū·ḇə·rî·ḥê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1280: A bolt

of iron.
בַרְזֶ֣ל (ḇar·zel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1270: Iron, an iron implement
-16Isaiah 45:2 was present to the poet's mind.

Virgil's picture of the shrine of war ('n. vii. 607) has been compared to this.

Verse 16. - For he hath broken the gates of brass. God completely liberates the un happy ones who turn to him; removes every restraint that confines and galls them; breaks on their behalf, as it were, "gates of brass." And cut the bars of iron in sunder. Snaps fetters and prison bars. 107:10-16 This description of prisoners and captives intimates that they are desolate and sorrowful. In the eastern prisons the captives were and are treated with much severity. Afflicting providences must be improved as humbling providences; and we lose the benefit, if our hearts are unhumbled and unbroken under them. This is a shadow of the sinner's deliverance from a far worse confinement. The awakened sinner discovers his guilt and misery. Having struggled in vain for deliverance, he finds there is no help for him but in the mercy and grace of God. His sin is forgiven by a merciful God, and his pardon is accompanied by deliverance from the power of sin and Satan, and by the sanctifying and comforting influences of God the Holy Spirit.
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