Psalm 68:21
New International Version
Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies, the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins.

New Living Translation
But God will smash the heads of his enemies, crushing the skulls of those who love their guilty ways.

English Standard Version
But God will strike the heads of his enemies, the hairy crown of him who walks in his guilty ways.

Berean Study Bible
Surely God will crush the heads of His enemies, the hairy crowns of those who persist in guilty ways.

New American Standard Bible
Surely God will shatter the head of His enemies, The hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds.

New King James Version
But God will wound the head of His enemies, The hairy scalp of the one who still goes on in his trespasses.

King James Bible
But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.

Christian Standard Bible
Surely God crushes the heads of his enemies, the hairy brow of one who goes on in his guilty acts.

Contemporary English Version
Our Lord and our God, your terrible enemies are ready for war, but you will crush their skulls.

Good News Translation
God will surely break the heads of his enemies, of those who persist in their sinful ways.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Surely God crushes the heads of His enemies, the hairy head of one who goes on in his guilty acts.

International Standard Version
God surely strikes the heads of his enemies, even the hairy heads of those who continue in their guilt.

NET Bible
Indeed God strikes the heads of his enemies, the hairy foreheads of those who persist in rebellion.

New Heart English Bible
But God will strike through the head of his enemies, the hairy scalp of such a one as still continues in his guiltiness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But God will cut off the head of his enemies and the hairy scalp of those who walk in their sins.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, God will crush the heads of his enemies [and destroy even] the hair on the heads of those who continue to be guilty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Surely God will smite through the head of His enemies, The hairy scalp of him that goeth about in his guiltiness.

New American Standard 1977
Surely God will shatter the head of His enemies, The hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Surely God shall smite the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such a one as goes on still in his trespasses.

King James 2000 Bible
But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such a one as goes on still in his trespasses.

American King James Version
But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goes on still in his trespasses.

American Standard Version
But God will smite through the head of his enemies, The hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his guiltiness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But God shall crust the heads of his enemies; the hairy crown of them that go on in their trespasses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But God shall break the heads of his enemies: the hairy crown of them that walk on in their sins.

Darby Bible Translation
Verily God will smite the head of his enemies, the hairy scalp of him that goeth on still in his trespasses.

English Revised Version
But God shall smite through the head of his enemies, the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his guiltiness.

Webster's Bible Translation
But God will wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such one as goeth on still in his trespasses.

World English Bible
But God will strike through the head of his enemies, the hairy scalp of such a one as still continues in his guiltiness.

Young's Literal Translation
Only -- God doth smite The head of His enemies, The hairy crown of a habitual walker in his guilt.
Study Bible
God's Enemies Are Scattered
20Our God is a God of deliverance; the Lord GOD is our rescuer from death. 21Surely God will crush the heads of His enemies, the hairy crowns of those who persist in guilty ways. 22The Lord said, “I will retrieve them from Bashan, I will bring them up from the depths of the sea,…
Cross References
Psalm 110:6
He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead; He will crush the leaders far and wide.

Amos 9:1
I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and He said: "Strike the tops of the pillars so that the thresholds shake. Topple them on the heads of all the people, and I will kill the rest with the sword. None of those who flee will get away; none of the fugitives will escape.

Habakkuk 3:13
You went forth for the salvation of Your people, to save Your anointed. You crushed the head of the house of the wicked and stripped him from head to foot. Selah

Treasury of Scripture

But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goes on still in his trespasses.

God

Psalm 110:6
He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

Habakkuk 3:13
Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.

Mark 12:4
And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.

the hairy

Psalm 55:23
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

of such

Psalm 68:18
Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.

Psalm 7:12
If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

Proverbs 1:24
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;







Lexicon
Surely
אַךְ־ (’aḵ-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

God
אֱלֹהִ֗ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

will crush
יִמְחַץ֮ (yim·ḥaṣ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4272: To dash asunder, to crush, smash, violently plunge, to subdue, destroy

the heads
רֹ֤אשׁ (rōš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head

of His enemies,
אֹ֫יְבָ֥יו (’ō·yə·ḇāw)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

the hairy
שֵׂעָ֑ר (śê·‘ār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8181: Hair

crowns
קָדְקֹ֥ד (qā·ḏə·qōḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6936: Head, crown of the head

of those who persist
מִ֝תְהַלֵּ֗ךְ (miṯ·hal·lêḵ)
Verb - Hitpael - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

in guilty ways.
בַּאֲשָׁמָֽיו׃ (ba·’ă·šā·māw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 817: Guilt, a fault, a sin-offering
(21) Hairy scalp.--Literally, crown, or top, or head of hair. The word is rendered "pate" in Psalm 7:16. This is probably a portrait of some historical person hostile to Israel. Others take it as a type of pride and arrogance, comparing the use of the Greek verb ?????. The word "scalp," properly shell (comp. "skull"), was a word in common use at the time of the translation of the English Bible--

"White beards have armed their thin and hairless scalps

Against thy majesty."

SHAKSPERE: Richard II.

Verse 21. - But God shall wound the head of his enemies; or, "yet surely God will smite," etc. Though he gives escape from death, yet he will not do so always. On the contrary, he will assuredly smite and destroy his enemies, wounding them where a wound is fatal. And the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his trespasses. "The hairy scalp," says Dr. Kay, "points almost certainly to Absalom." Others take it as merely indicating the young and strong. 68:15-21 The ascension of Christ must here be meant, and thereto it is applied, Eph 4:8. He received as the purchase of his death, the gifts needful for the conversion of sinners, and the salvation of believers. These he continually bestows, even on rebellious men, that the Lord God might dwell among them, as their Friend and Father. He gave gifts to men. Having received power to give eternal life, the Lord Jesus bestows it on as many as were given him, Joh 17:2. Christ came to a rebellious world, not to condemn it, but that through him it might be saved. The glory of Zion's King is, that he is a Saviour and Benefactor to all his willing people, and a consuming fire to all that persist in rebellion against him. So many, so weighty are the gifts of God's bounty, that he may be truly said to load us with them. He will not put us off with present things for a portion, but will be the God of our salvation. The Lord Jesus has authority and power to rescue his people from the dominion of death, by taking away the sting of it from them when they die, and giving them complete victory over it when they rise again. The crown of the head, the chief pride and glory of the enemy, shall be smitten; Christ shall crush the head of the serpent.
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