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Psalms 107:34

    Psalms 107:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A fruitful land into a salt desert, For the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He makes a fertile country into a salt waste, because of the sins of those who are living there.

    Webster's Revision

    A fruitful land into a salt desert, For the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

    World English Bible

    and a fruitful land into a salt waste, for the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A fruitful land into a salt desert, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 107:34

    A fruitful land - Hebrew, A land of fruit. That is, a land that would produce abundance. The word "fruit" here is not used in the limited sense in which we now employ it, but means any productions of the earth.

    Into barrenness - Margin, as in Hebrew, "saltness." The word is used to denote a barren soil, because where salt "abounds" the soil "is" barren. Thus it is around the Dead Sea. Compare Job 39:6; Jeremiah 17:6. See also Virg. Geor. II. 238, "Salsa ... tellus - frugibus infelix;" Pliny, Hist. Nat. 31. 7; Bochart, Hieroz. t. i., p. 872.

    For the wickedness of them that dwell therein - As he overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah; probably alluding to that.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 107:34

    107:34 For - He doth not inflict these judgments without cause, but for the punishment of sin in some, and the prevention of it in others.