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Psalms 60:9

    Psalms 60:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Who will bring me into the strong city? Who hath led me unto Edom?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Who will take me into the strong town? who will be my guide into Edom?

    Webster's Revision

    Who will bring me into the strong city? Who hath led me unto Edom?

    World English Bible

    Who will bring me into the strong city? Who has led me to Edom?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Who will bring me into the strong city? who hath led me unto Edom?

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 60:9

    Who will bring me into the strong city? - If this part of the Psalm, from the sixth to the twelfth verse, refer to the return of the captives from Babylon, as I think probable; then the strong city may mean either Petra, the capital of Idumea; Bozra, in Arabia, near the mountains of Gilead; Rabba, the capital of the Ammonites; or Tyre, according to the Chaldee, the capital of Phoenicia; or Jerusalem itself, which, although dismantled, had long been one of the strongest cities of the east. Or it may imply, Who shall give me the dominion over the countries already mentioned? who will lead me into Edom? who will give me the dominion over that people?

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 60:9

    Who will bring me into the strong city? - The strong city - the fenced, the fortified city - referred to here is doubtless the capital of Idumea. This was the celebrated city Petra, situated in the rocks, and so difficult to be taken by an enemy. For a description of it, see the notes at Isaiah 16:1. It was this city, as the capital of the land of Edom, which David was now so anxious to secure; and he asks, therefore, with interest, who among his captains, his mighty men, would undertake the task of conducting his armies there.

    Who will lead me into Edom? - Into the capital, and thence into the whole land to subdue it. This was done under the combined command of Joab and Abishai his brother. See the notes at the title to the psalm.