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Psalms 141:7

    Psalms 141:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cuts and splits wood on the earth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As when one ploweth and cleaveth the earth, Our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Our bones are broken up at the mouth of the underworld, as the earth is broken by the plough.

    Webster's Revision

    As when one ploweth and cleaveth the earth, Our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

    World English Bible

    "As when one plows and breaks up the earth, our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As when one ploweth and cleaveth the earth, our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth.

    Definitions for Psalms 141:7

    Cleaveth - To stick close to.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 141:7

    Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth - We are, indeed, now like bones scattered in the places of graves; we seem to be weak, feeble, disorganized. We are in a condition which of itself seems to be hopeless: as hopeless as it would be for dry bones scattered when they were buried to rise up and attack an enemy. The reference is to the condition of David and his followers as pursued by a mighty foe. His hope was not in his own forces, but in the power and interposition of God Psalm 141:8.

    As when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth - Like chips, blocks, splinters, that have no strength; as when these lie scattered around - a fit emblem of our feeble and scattered forces.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 141:7

    141:7 Our bones - Our case is almost as hopeless as of those who are dead, and whose bones are scattered in several places.