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Psalms 107:4

    Psalms 107:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way; They found no city of habitation.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They were wandering in the waste places; they saw no way to a resting-place.

    Webster's Revision

    They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way; They found no city of habitation.

    World English Bible

    They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way. They found no city to live in.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way; they found no city of habitation.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 107:4

    They wandered in the wilderness - Here begins the Finest comparison: the Israelites in captivity are compared to a traveler in a dreary, uninhabited, and barren desert, spent with hunger and thirst, as well as by the fatigues of the journey, Psalm 107:5.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 107:4

    They wandered in the wilderness - On their return from Babylon; or, when God was conducting them again to their own land. The word "wilderness" in the Scriptures means a desolate, barren, uninhabited region, usually destitute of trees, of springs, and of water-courses. It does not denote, as it does with us, a region of extensive "forests." Compare the notes at Matthew 4:1.

    In a solitary way - Rather, in a "waste" way; a land that was desolate and uncultivated.

    They found no city to dwell in - In their journeyings. This was true of the region between Babylon and Palestine; a wide, barren, desolate waste.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 107:4

    107:4 No city - Or rather, no town inhabited, where they might refresh themselves.