Psalm 141:6
New International Version
Their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs, and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.

New Living Translation
When their leaders are thrown down from a cliff, the wicked will listen to my words and find them true.

English Standard Version
When their judges are thrown over the cliff, then they shall hear my words, for they are pleasant.

Berean Study Bible
When their rulers are thrown from the cliffs, the people will listen to my words, for they are pleasant.

New American Standard Bible
Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock, And they hear my words, for they are pleasant.

King James Bible
When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

Christian Standard Bible
When their rulers will be thrown off the sides of a cliff, the people will listen to my words, for they are pleasing.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone will admit that I was right when their rulers are thrown down a rocky cliff,

Good News Translation
When their rulers are thrown down from rocky cliffs, the people will admit that my words were true.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When their rulers will be thrown off the sides of a cliff, the people will listen to my words, for they are pleasing.

International Standard Version
When their judges are thrown off the cliff, the people will hear my words, for they are appropriate.

NET Bible
They will be thrown down the side of a cliff by their judges. They will listen to my words, for they are pleasant.

New Heart English Bible
Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock. They will hear my words, for they are well spoken.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And their Judges were restrained by the hand of The Stone, and they heard my words, for they are sweet.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When their judges are thrown off a cliff, they will listen to what I have to say. It will sound pleasant [to them].

JPS Tanakh 1917
Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock; And they shall hear my words, that they are sweet.

New American Standard 1977
Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock, And they hear my words, for they are pleasant.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Their judges shall be thrown down from strong places; they shall hearken unto my words; for they are sweet.

King James 2000 Bible
When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

American King James Version
When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

American Standard Version
Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock; And they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Their mighty ones have been swallowed up near the rock: they shall hear my words, for they are sweet.

Douay-Rheims Bible
their judges falling upon the rock have been swallowed up. They shall hear my words, for they have prevailed:

Darby Bible Translation
When their judges are thrown down from the rocks, they shall hear my words, for they are sweet.

English Revised Version
Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock; and they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

Webster's Bible Translation
When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

World English Bible
Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock. They will hear my words, for they are well spoken.

Young's Literal Translation
Their judges have been released by the sides of a rock, And they have heard my sayings, For they have been pleasant.
Study Bible
Come Quickly to Me
5Let the righteous man strike me; let his rebuke be an act of loving devotion. It is oil for my head; let me not refuse it. For my prayer is ever against the deeds of the wicked. 6When their rulers are thrown from the cliffs, the people will listen to my words, for they are pleasant. 7As when one plows and breaks up the soil, so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 25:12
and the army of Judah also captured 10,000 men alive. They took them to the top of a cliff and threw them down so that all were dashed to pieces.

Amos 2:3
I will cut off the ruler from its midst and kill all the officials with him," says the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

when their judges

1 Samuel 31:1-8
Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa…

2 Samuel 1:17
And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

1 Chronicles 10:1-7
Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa…

they shall hear

2 Samuel 2:4
And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, That the men of Jabeshgilead were they that buried Saul.

2 Samuel 5:1-3
Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh…

1 Chronicles 11:1-3
Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh…

for they

Psalm 45:2
Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

2 Samuel 2:5,6
And David sent messengers unto the men of Jabeshgilead, and said unto them, Blessed be ye of the LORD, that ye have shewed this kindness unto your lord, even unto Saul, and have buried him…

2 Samuel 23:1
Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,







Lexicon
When their rulers
שֹׁפְטֵיהֶ֑ם (šō·p̄ə·ṭê·hem)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

are thrown
נִשְׁמְט֣וּ (niš·mə·ṭū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8058: To fling down, to jostle, to let alone, desist, remit

from
בִֽידֵי־ (ḇî·ḏê-)
Preposition-b | Noun - fdc
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

the cliffs,
סֶ֭לַע (se·la‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5553: A craggy rock

the people will listen
וְשָׁמְע֥וּ (wə·šā·mə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

to my words,
אֲ֝מָרַ֗י (’ă·mā·ray)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 561: Something said

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

they are pleasant.
נָעֵֽמוּ׃ (nā·‘ê·mū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5276: To be pleasant, delightful, or lovely
(6) This verse again is full of obscurities. The first clause probably should be rendered, Let their judges be broken to pieces by the force (literally, hands) of the rock; or, let their judges be cast down by the sides of the cliff--i.e., hurled down the precipitous face of the ravine (See 2Chronicles 25:12, and notice that the word here is "Sela'," the name of the capital of Edom; comp. Hosea 10:14; Psalm 137:9, where, however, the expression is "against the cliff.")

They shall . . .--Better, then shall they hear my words; how dainty they are, &c. The expression is ironical. The ungodly party, when their power is broken, instead of being entertained by the poet at a licentious banquet, will listen indeed to his words--shall hear a "dainty song" from him--viz., "a song of triumph."

Verse 6. - When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words. Calamity opens the heart to receive instruction. The "judges" - i.e. the leaders - among David's enemies are visited with a grievous calamity, expressed metaphorically by their being dashed upon rocks. This disposes them to listen to David's words, which are well worth listening to, since they are sweet. 141:5-10 We should be ready to welcome the rebuke of our heavenly Father, and also the reproof of our brethren. It shall not break my head, if it may but help to break my heart: we must show that we take it kindly. Those who slighted the word of God before, will be glad of it when in affliction, for that opens the ear to instruction. When the world is bitter, the word is sweet. Let us lift our prayer unto God. Let us entreat him to rescue us from the snares of Satan, and of all the workers of iniquity. In language like this psalm, O Lord, would we entreat that our poor prayers should set forth our only hope, our only dependence on thee. Grant us thy grace, that we may be prepared for this employment, being clothed with thy righteousness, and having all the gifts of thy Spirit planted in our hearts.
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