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.

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

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

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

NASB 1995
Consider the covenant; For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

NASB 1977
Consider the covenant; For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

Amplified Bible
Consider the covenant [You made with Abraham], For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Look attentively to the covenant, For the dark places of earth, Have been full of habitations 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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…









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

of the land.
אֶ֝֗רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land


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