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Psalms 124:5

    Psalms 124:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Yes, the waters of pride would have gone over our soul.

    Webster's Revision

    Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

    World English Bible

    then the proud waters would have gone over our soul.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 124:5

    Then the proud waters - The proud Haman had nearly brought the flood of desolation over our lives.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 124:5

    Then the proud waters had gone over our soul - Over us. The word proud here is applied to the waters as if raging, swelling, rolling, tumultuous; as if they were self-confident, arrogant, haughty. Such raging billows, as they break and dash upon the shore, are a striking embIem of human passions, whether in an individual, or in a gathering of men - as an army, or a mob. Compare Psalm 65:7. This is again an amplification, or an ascent of thought. See the notes at Psalm 124:2. It is, however, nothing more than a poetical embellisment, adding intensity to the expression.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 124:5

    124:5 The proud - Our enemies, compared to proud waters, for their great multitude and swelling rage.