Psalm 73:17
New International Version
till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.

New Living Translation
Then I went into your sanctuary, O God, and I finally understood the destiny of the wicked.

English Standard Version
until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I discerned their end.

Berean Study Bible
until I entered God’s sanctuary; then I discerned their end.

King James Bible
Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

New King James Version
Until I went into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood their end.

New American Standard Bible
Until I entered the sanctuary of God; Then I perceived their end.

NASB 1995
Until I came into the sanctuary of God; Then I perceived their end.

NASB 1977
Until I came into the sanctuary of God; Then I perceived their end.

Amplified Bible
Until I came into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood [for I considered] their end.

Christian Standard Bible
until I entered God’s sanctuary. Then I understood their destiny.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
until I entered God's sanctuary. Then I understood their destiny.

American Standard Version
Until I went into the sanctuary of God, And considered their latter end.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
until I go into the sanctuary of God; and so understand the latter end.

Contemporary English Version
Then I went to your temple, and there I understood what will happen to my enemies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Until I go into the sanctuary of God, and understand concerning their last ends.

English Revised Version
Until I went into the sanctuary of God, and considered their latter end.

Good News Translation
until I went into your Temple. Then I understood what will happen to the wicked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Only when I came into God's holy place did I [finally] understand what would happen to them.

International Standard Version
until I entered the sanctuaries of God. Then I understood their destiny.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Until I entered into the sanctuary of God, And considered their end.

Literal Standard Version
Until I come into the sanctuaries of God, "" I attend to their latter end.

NET Bible
Then I entered the precincts of God's temple, and understood the destiny of the wicked.

New Heart English Bible
Until I entered God's sanctuary, and considered their latter end.

World English Bible
Until I entered God's sanctuary, and considered their latter end.

Young's Literal Translation
Till I come in to the sanctuaries of God, I attend to their latter end.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Endow the King with Your Justice
16When I tried to understand all this, it was troublesome in my sight 17until I entered God’s sanctuary; then I discerned their end. 18Surely You set them on slick ground; You cast them down into ruin.…

Cross References
Psalm 27:4
One thing I have asked of the LORD; this is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and seek Him in His temple.

Psalm 37:38
But the transgressors will all be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off.

Psalm 77:13
Your way, O God, is holy. What god is so great as our God?

Psalm 150:1
Hallelujah! Praise God in His sanctuary. Praise Him in His mighty heavens.

Ezekiel 35:11
therefore as surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, I will treat you according to the anger and jealousy you showed in your hatred against them, and I will make Myself known among them when I judge you.


Treasury of Scripture

Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

until

Psalm 27:4
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.

Psalm 63:2
To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

Psalm 77:13
Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

then

Psalm 37:37,38
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace…

Job 27:8
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

Ecclesiastes 8:12,13
Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: …









(17) Then understood I . . .--Rather, I considered their end. The Temple service, with its blessings on righteousness, and stern warnings against wickedness, as they were read from the Book of the Law or from one of the prophets, or were chanted from some ancient song, gave the needed turn to the psalmist's speculations. He began to think not of the present, but the future; not of the advantages of sin, but its consequences--but still consequences in this world, the thought of a hereafter not having established itself sufficiently to have an ethical force.

Verse 17. - Until I went into the sanctuary of God; literally, the sanctuaries (comp. Psalm 68:35; Psalm 84:1; Psalm 132:7). The three subdivisions of beth the tabernacle and the first temple, viz. the court, the holy place, and the holy of holies, constituted three sanctuaries. The psalmist, in his perplexity, took his doubts into the sanctuary of God, and there, "in the calmness of the sacred court" (Kay), reconsidered the hard problem. Compare Hezekiah's action with the perplexing letter of Sennacherib (2 Kings 19:14). Then understood I their end. There came to him in the sanctuary the thought that, to judge aright of the happiness or misery of any man, it is necessary to await the end (comp. Herod., 1:32; Soph., 'OEd. Tyr.,' ad fin.; Eurip., 'Andromach.,' 50:100; Aristot., ' Eth. Nic.,' 1:10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

I entered
אָ֭בוֹא (’ā·ḇō·w)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

God’s
אֵ֑ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

sanctuary;
מִקְדְּשֵׁי־ (miq·də·šê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4720: A consecrated thing, place, a palace, sanctuary, asylum

then I discerned
אָ֝בִ֗ינָה (’ā·ḇî·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

their end.
לְאַחֲרִיתָֽם׃ (lə·’a·ḥă·rî·ṯām)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 319: The last, end, the future, posterity


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