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Psalms 124:7

    Psalms 124:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: The snare is broken, and we are escaped.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Our soul has gone free like a bird out of the net of those who would take her: the net is broken, and we are free.

    Webster's Revision

    Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: The snare is broken, and we are escaped.

    World English Bible

    Our soul has escaped like a bird out of the fowler's snare. The snare is broken, and we have escaped.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 124:7

    Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare - This is a fine image; and at once shows the weakness of the Jews, and the cunning of their adversaries. Haman had laid the snare completely for them; humanly speaking there was no prospect of their escape: but the Lord was on their side; and the providence that induced Ahasuerus to call for the book of the records of the kingdom to be read to him, as well indeed as the once very improbable advancement of Esther to the throne of Persia, was the means used by the Lord for the preservation of the whole Jewish people from extermination. God thus broke the snare, and the bird escaped; while the poacher was caught in his own trap, and executed. See the Book of Esther, which is probably the best comment on this Psalm.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 124:7

    Our soul is escaped - We have escaped; our life has been preserved.

    As a bird out of the snare of the fowlers - By the breaking of the snare, or the gin. The bird is entangled, but the net breaks, and the bird escapes. See the notes at Psalm 91:3.

    The snare is broken ... - It was not strong enough to retain the struggling bird, and the captive broke away. So we seemed to be caught. The enemy appeared to have us entirely in his power, but escape came to us as it does to the bird when it finds the net suddenly break, and itself again at large.