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Psalms 144:14

    Psalms 144:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That our oxen may be strong to labor; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When our oxen are well laden; When there is no breaking in, and no going forth, And no outcry in our streets:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Our oxen are well weighted down; our cows give birth safely; there is no going out, and there is no cry of sorrow in our open places.

    Webster's Revision

    When our oxen are well laden; When there is no breaking in, and no going forth, And no outcry in our streets:

    World English Bible

    Our oxen will pull heavy loads. There is no breaking in, and no going away, and no outcry in our streets.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When our oxen are well laden; when there is no breaking in, and no going forth, and no outcry in our streets;

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 144:14

    Our oxen may be strong to labor - We have not only an abundance of cattle; but they are of the most strong and vigorous breed.

    No breaking in - So well ordered is the police of the kingdom, that there are no depredations, no robbers, house-breakers, or marauding parties, in the land; no sudden incursions of neighboring tribes or banditti breaking into fields or houses, carrying away property, and taking with them the people to sell them into captivity: there is no such breaking in, and no such going out, in the nation. My enemies are either become friends, and are united with me in political interests; or are, through fear, obliged to stand aloof.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 144:14

    That our oxen may be strong to labour - Margin, "able to bear burdens;" or, "laden with flesh." The Hebrew is simply loaded or laden: that is, with a burden; or, with flesh; or, as Gesenius renders it, with young. The latter idea would best suit the connection - that of cattle producing abundantly or multiplying.

    That there be no breaking in, nor going out - No breaking in of other cattle into enclosed grounds, and no escape of those which are shut up for pasture. That property may be safe everywhere. The image is that of security, peace, order, prosperity.

    That there be no complaining in our streets - literally, "outcry; clamor." That the land may be at peace; that order and law may be observed; that the rights of all may be respected; that among neighbors there may be no strifes and contentions.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 144:14

    144:14 Breaking in - Of enemies invading the land, or assaulting our cities, and making breaches in their walls. Going out - Of our people, either out of the cities to fight with an invading enemy: or out of the land into captivity.