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Psalms 106:20

    Psalms 106:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eats grass.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thus they changed their glory For the likeness of an ox that eateth grass.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And their glory was changed into the image of an ox, whose food is grass.

    Webster's Revision

    Thus they changed their glory For the likeness of an ox that eateth grass.

    World English Bible

    Thus they exchanged their glory for an image of a bull that eats grass.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thus they changed their glory for the likeness of an ox that eateth grass.

    Definitions for Psalms 106:20

    Similitude - A likeness; image; representation.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 106:20

    Thus they changed their glory - That is, their God, who was their glory; and they worshipped an ox in his stead. See the use St Paul makes of this, Romans 1:23 (note); see also the note there. The incorruptible God was thus served by all the heathen world.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 106:20

    Thus they changed their glory - Their true glory - the proper object of worship - God. Compare the notes at Romans 1:23. They "exchanged" that as an object of worship for the image of an ox.

    Into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass - Into the likeness of an ox. That is, They worshipped God under that image. The circumstance of its "eating grass" is added to show the absurdity of the act. Instead of worshipping God - an independent Being, who does not need to be supported, but who himself sustains all things, and provides for all - they worshipped an animal that had need of constant sustenance, and would itself soon die if deprived of its proper nourishment. Compare the notes at Isaiah 40:18-20; notes at Isaiah 41:6-7.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 106:20

    106:20 Their glory - God, who was indeed their glory. Into - Into the golden image of an ox or calf, which is so far from feeding his people, as the true God did the Israelites, that he must be fed by them.