Psalm 58:6
New International Version
Break the teeth in their mouths, O God; LORD, tear out the fangs of those lions!

New Living Translation
Break off their fangs, O God! Smash the jaws of these lions, O LORD!

English Standard Version
O God, break the teeth in their mouths; tear out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD!

Berean Study Bible
O God, shatter their teeth in their mouths; O LORD, tear out the fangs of the lions.

King James Bible
Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.

New King James Version
Break their teeth in their mouth, O God! Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD!

New American Standard Bible
God, shatter their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, LORD.

NASB 1995
O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD.

NASB 1977
O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD.

Amplified Bible
O God, break their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
God, knock the teeth out of their mouths; LORD, tear out the young lions’ fangs.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God, knock the teeth out of their mouths; LORD, tear out the young lions’ fangs.

American Standard Version
Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: Break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God will shatter their teeth in their mouths and LORD JEHOVAH pulls out the fangs of the Lions.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
God has crushed their teeth in their mouth: God has broken the cheek-teeth of the lions.

Contemporary English Version
My enemies are fierce as lions, LORD God! Shatter their teeth. Snatch out their fangs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God shall break in pieces their teeth in their mouth: the Lord shall break the grinders of the lions.

English Revised Version
Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.

Good News Translation
Break the teeth of these fierce lions, O God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O God, knock the teeth out of their mouths. Break the young lions' teeth, O LORD.

International Standard Version
God, shatter their teeth in their mouths; LORD, break the fangs of the young lions!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth; Break out the cheek-teeth of the young lions, O LORD.

Literal Standard Version
O God, break their teeth in their mouth, Break down the jaw-teeth of young lions, O YHWH.

NET Bible
O God, break the teeth in their mouths! Smash the jawbones of the lions, O LORD!

New Heart English Bible
Break their teeth, God, in their mouth. Break out the great teeth of the young lions, LORD.

World English Bible
Break their teeth, God, in their mouth. Break out the great teeth of the young lions, Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
O God, break their teeth in their mouth, The jaw-teeth of young lions break down, O Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Judges the Earth
5refusing to hear the tune of the charmer who skillfully weaves his spell. 6O God, shatter their teeth in their mouths; O LORD, tear out the fangs of the lions. 7May they vanish like water that runs off; when they draw the bow, may their arrows be blunted.…

Cross References
Job 4:10
The lion may roar, and the fierce lion may growl, yet the teeth of the young lions are broken.

Psalm 3:7
Arise, O LORD! Save me, O my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.

Psalm 57:4
My soul is among the lions; I lie down with ravenous beasts--with men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.

Lamentations 3:16
He has ground my teeth with gravel and trampled me in the dust.


Treasury of Scripture

Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.

Break their

Psalm 3:7
Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

Psalm 10:15
Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

Job 4:10,11
The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken…

young

Psalm 17:12
Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Psalm 91:13
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

Numbers 23:24
Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.









(6) Break their teeth.--The change is abrupt from the image of obstinacy deaf to all charms, to that of violence that must be tamed by force.

Great teeth.--Literally, biters, grinders.

Verses 6-9. - "Description passes into imprecation, with an 'Elohim' emphatically placed first" (Cheyne). Metaphors are accumulated. Menace follow menace. The wrath of God is first invoked upon the evil doers (vers. 6-8); then (ver. 9) coming judgment is announced. Verse 6. - Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth. Serpent charmers sometimes, when they have caught their snake, proceed to beat out the poison fangs with a stone or stick (Geike, 'The Holy Land and the Bible,' vol. 1, p. 245). The psalmist, in the first clause, seems to allude to this practice; in the second, he changes the metaphor, reverting to his favourite image of the young lion (kephir). Break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Lord. The "cheek teeth" (Joel 1:6), or principal fangs on either side, are intended.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
O God,
אֱ‍ֽלֹהִ֗ים (’ĕlō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

shatter
הֲרָס־ (hă·rās-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 2040: To pull down, in pieces, break, & destroy

their teeth
שִׁנֵּ֥ימוֹ (šin·nê·mōw)
Noun - cdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8127: A tooth, ivory, a cliff

in their mouths;
בְּפִ֑ימוֹ (bə·p̄î·mōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

O LORD,
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

tear out
נְתֹ֣ץ ׀ (nə·ṯōṣ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5422: To pull down, break down

the fangs
מַלְתְּע֥וֹת (mal·tə·‘ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 4459: A grinder, back tooth

of the lions.
כְּ֝פִירִ֗ים (kə·p̄î·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3715: A village, a young lion


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