Psalm 22:12
New International Version
Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.

New Living Translation
My enemies surround me like a herd of bulls; fierce bulls of Bashan have hemmed me in!

English Standard Version
Many bulls encompass me; strong bulls of Bashan surround me;

Berean Study Bible
Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.

New American Standard Bible
Many bulls have surrounded me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.

King James Bible
Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

Christian Standard Bible
Many bulls surround me; strong ones of Bashan encircle me.

Contemporary English Version
Enemies are all around like a herd of wild bulls. Powerful bulls from Bashan are everywhere.

Good News Translation
Many enemies surround me like bulls; they are all around me, like fierce bulls from the land of Bashan.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Many bulls surround me; strong ones of Bashan encircle me.

International Standard Version
Many bulls have surrounded me; the vicious bulls of Bashan have encircled me.

NET Bible
Many bulls surround me; powerful bulls of Bashan hem me in.

New Heart English Bible
Many bulls have surrounded me. Mighty ones of Bashan have encircled me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Many bulls have surrounded me and young bulls of Bayshan encircled me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Many bulls have surrounded me. Strong bulls from Bashan have encircled me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Many bulls have encompassed me; Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

New American Standard 1977
Many bulls have surrounded me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round about.

King James 2000 Bible
Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round about.

American King James Version
Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

American Standard Version
Many bulls have compassed me; Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Many bullocks have compassed me: fat bulls have beset me round.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Many calves have surrounded me: fat bulls have besieged me.

Darby Bible Translation
Many bulls have encompassed me; Bashan's strong ones have beset me round.

English Revised Version
Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

Webster's Bible Translation
Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

World English Bible
Many bulls have surrounded me. Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.

Young's Literal Translation
Many bulls have surrounded me, Mighty ones of Bashan have compassed me,
Study Bible
The Psalm of the Cross
11Be not far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help. 12Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me. 13They open their jaws against me like lions that roar and maul.…
Cross References
Luke 21:20
But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, you will know that her desolation is near.

Deuteronomy 32:14
with curds from the herd and milk from the flock, with the fat of lambs, with rams from Bashan, and goats, with the choicest grains of wheat. From the juice of the finest grapes you drank the wine.

Psalm 22:21
Save me from the mouth of the lion; at the horns of the wild oxen You have answered Me!

Psalm 68:30
Rebuke the beast in the reeds, the herd of bulls among the calves of the nations, until it submits, bringing bars of silver. Scatter the nations who delight in war.

Psalm 88:17
All day long they engulf me like water; they enclose me on every side.

Ezekiel 39:18
You will eat the flesh of the mighty and drink the blood of the princes of the earth as though they were rams, lambs, goats, and bulls--all the fattened animals of Bashan.

Amos 4:1
Hear this word, you cows of Bashan on Mount Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy, who say to your husbands, "Bring us more to drink."

Habakkuk 1:4
Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked hem in the righteous; therefore, justice is perverted.

Treasury of Scripture

Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

Many

Psalm 68:30
Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.

Jeremiah 50:11
Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine heritage, because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls;

strong

Deuteronomy 32:14,15
Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape…

Isaiah 34:7
And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.

Ezekiel 39:18
Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.







Lexicon
Many
רַבִּ֑ים (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

bulls
פָּרִ֣ים (pā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6499: Young bull, steer

surround me;
סְ֭בָבוּנִי (sə·ḇā·ḇū·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

strong
אַבִּירֵ֖י (’ab·bî·rê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 47: Mighty, valiant

[bulls] of Bashan
בָשָׁ֣ן (ḇā·šān)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1316: Bashan -- 'smooth', a region East of the Jordan

encircle me.
כִּתְּרֽוּנִי׃ (kit·tə·rū·nî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3803: To enclose, to crown, to besiege, to wait
(12) Bulls of Bashan.--For "Bashan" see Numbers 21:33; for its pastures and cattle, comp. Deuteronomy 32:14, and for the figures, Amos 4:1. Instead of "fat bulls," the LXX. and Vulgate paraphrase "strong ones of Bashan." The point of the comparison lies in the wantonness and insolence of pampered pride, displayed by the minions of fortune.

Verse 12. - Many bulls have compassed me. The Sufferer represents the adversaries who crowd around him under the figure of "bulls" - fierce animals in all parts of the world, and in Palestine particularly' wild and ferocious. "Bulls,, and buffaloes are very numerous, says Canon Tristram, "in Southern Judaea; they are in the habit of gathering in a circle around any novel or unaccustomed object, and may be easily instigated into charging with their horns" ('Natural History of the Bible,' p. 71). Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. Bashan, the richest pasture-g"round of Palestine, produces the largest and strongest animals (Ezekiel 39:18). Hence "the kine of Bashan" became an expression for powerful oppressors (Amos 4:1). 22:11-21 In these verses we have Christ suffering, and Christ praying; by which we are directed to look for crosses, and to look up to God under them. The very manner of Christ's death is described, though not in use among the Jews. They pierced his hands and his feet, which were nailed to the accursed tree, and his whole body was left so to hang as to suffer the most severe pain and torture. His natural force failed, being wasted by the fire of Divine wrath preying upon his spirits. Who then can stand before God's anger? or who knows the power of it? The life of the sinner was forfeited, and the life of the Sacrifice must be the ransom for it. Our Lord Jesus was stripped, when he was crucified, that he might clothe us with the robe of his righteousness. Thus it was written, therefore thus it behoved Christ to suffer. Let all this confirm our faith in him as the true Messiah, and excite our love to him as the best of friends, who loved us, and suffered all this for us. Christ in his agony prayed, prayed earnestly, prayed that the cup might pass from him. When we cannot rejoice in God as our song, yet let us stay ourselves upon him as our strength; and take the comfort of spiritual supports, when we cannot have spiritual delights. He prays to be delivered from the Divine wrath. He that has delivered, doth deliver, and will do so. We should think upon the sufferings and resurrection of Christ, till we feel in our souls the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings.
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