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Psalms 44:16

    Psalms 44:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the voice of him that reproaches and blasphemes; by reason of the enemy and avenger.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth, By reason of the enemy and the avenger.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because of the voice of him who says sharp and bitter words; because of the hater and him who is the instrument of punishment.

    Webster's Revision

    For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth, By reason of the enemy and the avenger.

    World English Bible

    At the taunt of one who reproaches and verbally abuses, because of the enemy and the avenger.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and the avenger.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 44:16

    For the voice of him ... - That is, Because I hear the voice of him that reproaches and blasphemes. The word rendered blasphemeth, means properly to use cutting words; then, to reproach or revile. It may be applied either to people or to God. In the former case, it means reproach or reviling; in the latter, blasphemy in the usual sense of that term, denoting reproachful words concerning God. The word may be used here in both these senses, as it is evident that not only were the people the subject of reproach, but that God was also.

    By reason of the enemy - That is, the foreign enemies, or those who had invaded the land.

    And avenger - Of him who had come to take vengeance. Here the word refers to the foreign enemies of the nation, and to the spirit by which they were actuated; their purposes to avenge themselves of what they regarded as wrongs, or take vengeance on a nation which they had long hated. Compare the notes at Psalm 8:2.