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Psalms 105:25

    Psalms 105:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtly with his servants.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He turned their heart to hate his people, To deal subtly with his servants.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Their hearts were turned to hate against his people, so that they made secret designs against them.

    Webster's Revision

    He turned their heart to hate his people, To deal subtly with his servants.

    World English Bible

    He turned their heart to hate his people, to conspire against his servants.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 105:25

    He turned their heart - "Their heart was turned." So the Syriac and Arabic. After befriending the Hebrews on Joseph's account, to whom they were so deeply indebted, finding them to multiply greatly in the land, and at last to become more powerful than the Egyptians themselves, they turned their attention to the adoption of measures, in order to prevent the Hebrews from possessing themselves of the government of the whole land; they curtailed them of their privileges, and endeavored to depress them by all possible means, and by a variety of legal enactments. This appears to be the sole meaning of the phrase, "He turned their heart;" or, "their heart was turned."

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 105:25

    He turned their heart to hate his people - God turned their heart. That is, He so ordered things that they became the enemies of his people, and made it necessary that they should be removed into another land. It is not said that God did this by his direct "power;" or that he "compelled" them to hate his people; or that he in any way interfered with their "will;" or that he regarded this "as a good" in itself; or that he "approved" of it: but this is said in accordance with the usual representations in the Bible, where God is spoken of as having all things under his control, and where it is constantly affirmed that nothing takes place without his own proper agency and government in the matter. Nothing - not even the human will - free as it is - is independent of God; and not even the worst passions of men are "outside of his plan," or independent in such a sense that he does not afford the opportunity for their development and display. Compare the notes at Isaiah 6:10; Isaiah 10:5-7, Isaiah 10:15.

    To deal subtilly - In a fraudulent, or deceitful manner. See Exodus 1:10.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 105:25

    105:25 Turned - That is, suffered them, to be turned.