Psalm 74:9
New International Version
We are given no signs from God; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be.

New Living Translation
We no longer see your miraculous signs. All the prophets are gone, and no one can tell us when it will end.

English Standard Version
We do not see our signs; there is no longer any prophet, and there is none among us who knows how long.

Berean Study Bible
There are no signs for us to see. There is no longer any prophet. And none of us knows how long this will last.

New American Standard Bible
We do not see our signs; There is no longer any prophet, Nor is there any among us who knows how long.

King James Bible
We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

Christian Standard Bible
There are no signs for us to see. There is no longer a prophet. And none of us knows how long this will last.

Contemporary English Version
There are no more miracles and no more prophets. Who knows how long it will be like this?

Good News Translation
All our sacred symbols are gone; there are no prophets left, and no one knows how long this will last.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There are no signs for us to see. There is no longer a prophet. And none of us knows how long this will last.

International Standard Version
We see no signs for us; there is no longer a prophet, and no one among us knows the future.

NET Bible
We do not see any signs of God's presence; there are no longer any prophets and we have no one to tell us how long this will last.

New Heart English Bible
We see no miraculous signs. There is no longer any prophet, neither is there among us anyone who knows how long.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They have not seen their signs; there is no more a Prophet, neither is there a wise man with us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We no longer see miraculous signs. There are no prophets anymore. No one knows how long this will last.

JPS Tanakh 1917
We see not our signs; There is no more any prophet; Neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

New American Standard 1977
We do not see our signs; There is no longer any prophet, Nor is there any among us who knows how long.

Jubilee Bible 2000
We no longer see our own banners; there is no longer any prophet: neither is there among us any that knows. How long shall this be?

King James 2000 Bible
We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knows how long.

American King James Version
We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knows how long.

American Standard Version
We see not our signs: There is no more any prophet; Neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
We have not seen our signs; there is no longer a prophet; and God will not know us any more.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Our signs we have not seen, there is now no prophet: and he will know us no more.

Darby Bible Translation
We see not our signs; there is no more any prophet, neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

English Revised Version
We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet; neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

Webster's Bible Translation
We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

World English Bible
We see no miraculous signs. There is no longer any prophet, neither is there among us anyone who knows how long.

Young's Literal Translation
Our ensigns we have not seen, There is no more a prophet, Nor with us is one knowing how long.
Study Bible
Why Have You Rejected Us Forever?
8They said in their hearts, “We will crush them completely.” They burned down every place where God met us in the land. 9There are no signs for us to see. There is no longer any prophet. And none of us knows how long this will last. 10How long, O God, will the enemy taunt You? Will the foe revile Your name forever?…
Cross References
1 Samuel 3:1
And the boy Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. Now in those days the word of the LORD was rare and visions were scarce.

Psalm 6:3
My soul is deeply distressed. How long, O LORD, how long?

Psalm 74:4
Your foes have roared within Your meeting place; they have unfurled their banners as signs,

Psalm 78:43
when He performed His signs in Egypt and His wonders in the fields of Zoan.

Psalm 79:5
How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?

Psalm 80:4
O LORD God of Hosts, how long will Your anger smolder against the prayers of Your people?

Proverbs 29:18
Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.

Isaiah 30:20
The Lord will give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, but your Teacher will no longer hide Himself--with your own eyes you will see Him.

Lamentations 2:9
Her gates have sunk into the ground; He has destroyed and shattered their bars. Her king and her princes are exiled among the nations, the law is no more, and even her prophets find no vision from the LORD.

Ezekiel 7:26
Disaster upon disaster will come, and rumor after rumor. Then they will seek a vision from a prophet, but instruction from the priests and counsel from the ancients will perish.

Amos 8:11
Behold, the days are coming," declares the Lord GOD, "when I will send a famine on the land--not a famine of bread or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knows how long.

we see

Exodus 12:13
And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

Exodus 13:9,10
And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD'S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt…

Judges 6:17
And he said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then shew me a sign that thou talkest with me.

no more

1 Samuel 3:1
And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

Amos 8:11
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

Micah 3:6
Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them.







Lexicon
There are no
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

signs
אֽוֹתֹתֵ֗ינוּ (’ō·w·ṯō·ṯê·nū)
Noun - common plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 226: A signal, as a, flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence

for us to see.
רָ֫אִ֥ינוּ (rā·’î·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

There is no
אֵֽין־ (’ên-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

longer
ע֥וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

any prophet.
נָבִ֑יא (nā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet

And none
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

of us
אִ֝תָּ֗נוּ (’it·tā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

knows
יֹדֵ֥עַ (yō·ḏê·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

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

this will last.
מָֽה׃ (māh)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what
(9) We see not our signs . . .--It is natural to take this statement in direct contrast to what Psalm 74:4 (see Note) says of the heathen signs. While these abominations--rallying points of savage profanity--were visibly set up, the tokens of the invisible God's presence, His wonders wrought for Israel, are no more seen.

There is no more any prophet.--This was the constant lament of the Maccabaean period (1 Maccabees 4:46; 1 Maccabees 9:27; 1 Maccabees 14:41), and suits no earlier time--at least none into which the rest of the psalm would fit. During the exile period Jeremiah and Ezekiel were prophesying, and the complaint took quite a different form then and probably for some time afterwards (Lamentations 2:9; Ezekiel 7:26). The full desolation of the situation is told in "Song of the Three Children," Psalm 74:15; "Neither is there at this time prince, or prophet, or leader, or burnt offering, or sacrifice, or oblation, or incense, or place to sacrifice before Thee or find mercy."

Neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.--This, too, carries us on past the time of Jeremiah, who had given an exact date for the termination of the exile. Probably (if the arrangement of the words is right) we have here another expression of a widely-spread feeling--a feeling which inspired the apocalyptic literature, which had for its object partly to answer this question, how long? But it has been suggested, as more in the Hebrew style, to end the clause with the word know, and make it directly parallel with the preceding ("there is neither a prophet nor one who knows"), and carry on the interrogative to the next verse, where its repetition would add much to the force of the question there put. (Burgess.)

Verse 9. - We see not our signs. Some suppose "standards" to be meant, as in ver. 4, where the same word is used; but it is, perhaps, better to understand, with Dr. Kay, "Divine ordinances, which were standing signs of God's presence - as the tabernacle, the sacrifices, the sabbaths." There is no more any prophet. It has been said that this shows the psalm not to have been written on the occasion of the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, since Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel were, all of them, then living. But the writer only means to say that there are no prophets in Palestine, where he is residing. Jeremiah in Egypt, Ezekiel on the banks of Chebar, Daniel in Babylon, are nothing to him, even if he knows of their existence, and in no way fill up the gap whereof he complains. Neither is there among us any who knoweth how long. Jeremiah's prophecy of the seventy years (Jeremiah 25:11, 12) did net remove the doubt, since it was uncertain from what event the seventy years were to be counted. Jeremiah's prophecies, moreover, were not yet, in all probability, collected into a volume, and so may not have been known to the psalmist. 74:1-11 This psalm appears to describe the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple by the Chaldeans. The deplorable case of the people of God, at the time, is spread before the Lord, and left with him. They plead the great things God had done for them. If the deliverance of Israel out of Egypt was encouragement to hope that he would not cast them off, much more reason have we to believe, that God will not cast off any whom Christ has redeemed with his own blood. Infidels and persecutors may silence faithful ministers, and shut up places of worship, and say they will destroy the people of God and their religion together. For a long time they may prosper in these attempts, and God's oppressed servants may see no prospect of deliverance; but there is a remnant of believers, the seed of a future harvest, and the despised church has survived those who once triumphed over her. When the power of enemies is most threatening, it is comfortable to flee to the power of God by earnest prayer.
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