Psalm 60:9
New International Version
Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?

New Living Translation
Who will bring me into the fortified city? Who will bring me victory over Edom?

English Standard Version
Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?

Berean Study Bible
Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?

King James Bible
Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

New King James Version
Who will bring me to the strong city? Who will lead me to Edom?

New American Standard Bible
Who will bring me into the besieged city? Who will lead me to Edom?

NASB 1995
Who will bring me into the besieged city? Who will lead me to Edom?

NASB 1977
Who will bring me into the besieged city? Who will lead me to Edom?

Amplified Bible
Who will bring me into the besieged city [of Petra]? Who will lead me to Edom?

Christian Standard Bible
Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?

American Standard Version
Who will bring me into the strong city? Who hath led me unto Edom?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who is going to lead me unto Edom and who will escort me to the mighty city?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Who will lead me into the fortified city? who will guide me as far a Idumea?

Contemporary English Version
Our God, who will bring me to the fortress, or lead me to Edom?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

English Revised Version
Who will bring me into the strong city? who hath led me unto Edom?

Good News Translation
Who, O God, will take me into the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Who will bring me into the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?

International Standard Version
Who will lead me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who will bring me into the fortified city? Who will lead me unto Edom?

Literal Standard Version
Who brings me [to] a city of bulwarks? Who has led me to Edom?

NET Bible
Who will lead me into the fortified city? Who will bring me to Edom?

New Heart English Bible
Who will bring me into the strong city? Who will lead me to Edom?

World English Bible
Who will bring me into the strong city? Who has led me to Edom?

Young's Literal Translation
Who doth bring me to a city of bulwarks? Who hath led me unto Edom?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Victory Through God
8Moab is My washbasin; upon Edom I toss My sandal; over Philistia I shout in triumph.” 9Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom? 10Have You not rejected us, O God? Will You no longer march out, O God, with our armies?…

Cross References
Psalm 60:8
Moab is My washbasin; upon Edom I toss My sandal; over Philistia I shout in triumph."

Psalm 60:10
Have You not rejected us, O God? Will You no longer march out, O God, with our armies?

Psalm 108:10
Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?


Treasury of Scripture

Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

Who

Judges 1:12,24,25
And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife…

1 Chronicles 11:6,17-19
And David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and was chief…

strong city [heb.

2 Samuel 11:1
And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 12:26
And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.









(9) Who will . . .--i.e., how can this ancient Divine oracle be fulfilled now in present circumstances? This is the poet's question. He may be a king himself eager for triumph, or more probably Israel personified. (See the plural in Psalm 60:10-12.) Edom is the particular foe in view, and as the difficulties of the undertaking present themselves, misgivings arise and the assurance gained from the triumphs of olden time turns into prayer, half plaintive, half confident, that the Divine favour and power may be once more on the side of the chosen people.

The strong city.--As in the Hebrew the article is wanting, any strongly fortified city might be intended, were it not for the parallelism. Here it must stand for Selah or Petra, the capital of Edom. For its impregnable position (see Note Obadiah 1:3). The question, "Who will lead me into Petra?" is explained by the fact that there are only two possible approaches to the city, each a long narrow tortuous defile, and that the place itself is so buried in its ravines that it cannot be seen from any spot in its neighbourhood far or near.

Verse 9-12. - Rehearsal of God's promises has raised the psalmist out of despondency, and he can now confidently call God to his assistance. Edom is to be conquered, for so God has premised (ver. 8). But how? Who will lead out Israel's armies? Will God, who has lately "cast Israel off"? If not, it must he man. But "vain is the help of man" (ver. 11). So the call is made that God will give help in the trouble - and with the call comes full confidence - and the triumphant cry goes forth, "Through God we shall do valiantly; for he it is that shall tread down our enemies" (ver. 12). Verse 9. - Who will bring me into the strong city? The "strong city" of Edom was Sela, "The Cliff" - now Petra. And it was a city of enormous strength, rock hewn in the main, and guarded by frightful precipices. Who will conduct me through its strong natural and artificial defences, and give me possession of the place? Who will lead me into Edom? Who will even bring me into the country? The Edomites, flushed with their recent victory, will, of course, dispute my entrance. Who will enable me to overcome their resistance?

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Who
מִ֣י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

will bring
יֹ֭בִלֵנִי (yō·ḇi·lê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 2986: To conduct, bear along

me to the fortified
מָצ֑וֹר (mā·ṣō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4692: Something hemming in, a mound, a siege, distress, a fastness

city?
עִ֣יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

Who
מִ֖י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

will lead
נָחַ֣נִי (nā·ḥa·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 5148: To guide, to transport

me to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

Edom?
אֱדֽוֹם׃ (’ĕ·ḏō·wm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 123: The name of a condiment


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