Psalm 74:20
New International Version
Have regard for your covenant, because haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land.

New Living Translation
Remember your covenant promises, for the land is full of darkness and violence!

English Standard Version
Have regard for the covenant, for the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

Berean Study Bible
Consider Your covenant, for haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land.

New American Standard Bible
Consider the covenant; For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

New King James Version
Have respect to the covenant; For the dark places of the earth are full of the haunts of cruelty.

King James Bible
Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.

Christian Standard Bible
Consider the covenant, for the dark places of the land are full of violence.

Contemporary English Version
Remember the agreement you made with us. Violent enemies are hiding in every dark corner of the earth.

Good News Translation
Remember the covenant you made with us. There is violence in every dark corner of the land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Consider the covenant, for the dark places of the land are full of violence.

International Standard Version
Pay attention to your covenant, for the dark regions of the earth are full of violence.

NET Bible
Remember your covenant promises, for the dark regions of the earth are full of places where violence rules.

New Heart English Bible
Honor your covenant, for haunts of violence fill the dark places of the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Look, Lord Jehovah, at your covenant, because the dwellings of the Earth are filled with darkness and evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Consider your promise because every dark corner of the land is filled with violence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Look upon the covenant; For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

New American Standard 1977
Consider the covenant; For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Have respect unto the covenant; for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of violence.

King James 2000 Bible
Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.

American King James Version
Have respect to the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.

American Standard Version
Have respect unto the covenant; For the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of violence.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Look upon thy covenant: for the dark places of the earth are filled with the habitations of iniquity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Have regard to thy covenant: for they that are the obscure of the earth have been filled with dwellings of iniquity.

Darby Bible Translation
Have respect unto the covenant; for the dark places of the earth are full of the dwellings of violence.

English Revised Version
Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of violence.

Webster's Bible Translation
Have respect to the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.

World English Bible
Honor your covenant, for haunts of violence fill the dark places of the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
Look attentively to the covenant, For the dark places of earth, Have been full of habitations of violence.
Study Bible
Why Have You Rejected Us Forever?
19Do not deliver the soul of Your dove to beasts; do not forget the lives of Your afflicted forever. 20Consider Your covenant, for haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land. 21Do not let the oppressed retreat in shame; may the poor and needy praise Your name.…
Cross References
Genesis 17:7
I will establish My covenant as an everlasting covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.

Psalm 88:6
You have laid me in the lowest pit, in the darkest of the depths.

Psalm 106:45
And He remembered His covenant with them, and relented by the abundance of His loving devotion.

Psalm 143:3
For the enemy has pursued my soul, crushing my life to the ground, making me dwell in darkness like those long since dead.

Treasury of Scripture

Have respect to the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.

have

Psalm 89:28,34-36
My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him…

Psalm 105:8
He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.

Psalm 106:45
And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.

the dark

Deuteronomy 12:31
Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.

Romans 1:29-31
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, …

Ephesians 4:17,18
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, …

habitations

Psalm 5:8
Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

Genesis 49:5-7
Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations…







Lexicon
Consider
הַבֵּ֥ט (hab·bêṭ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5027: To scan, look intently at, to regard

Your covenant,
לַבְּרִ֑ית (lab·bə·rîṯ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1285: A covenant

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

haunts
נְא֣וֹת (nə·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4999: Habitation, house, pasture, pleasant place

of violence
חָמָֽס׃ (ḥā·mās)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2555: Violence, wrong, by meton, unjust gain

fill
מָלְא֥וּ (mā·lə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4390: To fill, be full of

the dark places
מַחֲשַׁכֵּי־ (ma·ḥă·šak·kê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4285: Darkness, a dark place

of the land.
אֶ֝֗רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
(20) Habitations.--The word thus rendered is so consistently used of the "quiet resting-places" of God's people that it seems quite impossible that the psalmist should have used the expression, "resting- places of cruelty." A slight change in the text gives, "Look upon the covenant, for they have filled (Thy) land with darkness, Thy quiet dwelling with violence" (Burgess, Notes on the Hebrew Psalms.)

Verse 20. - Have respect unto the covenant. The "covenant" intended is probably that made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, whereby Canaan was assured to their descendants, as "the lot of their inheritance." Israel is being deprived of its inheritance, and dragged off into "dark places." Will not "respect for his covenant" induce God to interpose, and even now at the last gasp deliver his afflicted ones? For the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. Israel is being dragged into "dark places of the earth" - benighted lands, where there is no glimmer of the light of God's truth - and lands, moreover, which are "full of habitations of cruelty," abodes, i.e., where captives taken in war are treated with harshness and violence. 74:18-23 The psalmist begs that God would appear for the church against their enemies. The folly of such as revile his gospel and his servants will be plain to all. Let us call upon our God to enlighten the dark nations of the earth; and to rescue his people, that the poor and needy may praise his name. Blessed Saviour, thou art the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever. Make thy people more than conquerors. Be thou, Lord, all in all to them in every situation and circumstances; for then thy poor and needy people will praise thy name.
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