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Psalms 69:31

    Psalms 69:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that has horns and hoofs.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it will please Jehovah better than an ox, Or a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This will be more pleasing to the Lord than an ox, or a young ox of full growth.

    Webster's Revision

    And it will please Jehovah better than an ox, Or a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

    World English Bible

    It will please Yahweh better than an ox, or a bull that has horns and hoofs.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it shall please the LORD better than an ox, or a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

    Definitions for Psalms 69:31

    Bullock - Bull; steer; ox.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 69:31

    An ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs - Oxen offered in sacrifice had their horns and hoofs gilded; and the psalmist might mention these parts of the victim more particularly, because they were more conspicuous. Others think that full-grown animals are intended, those that had perfect horns, in opposition to calves or steers. I think the first the preferable sense; for the horns, etc., of consecrated animals are thus ornamented in the east to the present day.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 69:31

    This also shall please the Lord - This will be more acceptable to the Lord.

    Better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs - Better than a burnt sacrifice - horns, and hoofs, and all. The original here is, "horning and hoofing;" that is, an ox whose horns were fully grown, and whose hoofs were compact and solid; a perfect animal in its kind, offered whole on the altar. The psalmist does not say that such an offering would "not" be acceptable to the Lord, but that the offering of the heart - the sacrifice of praise - would be "more" acceptable than any such offering in itself considered. This sentiment accords with the common language of the Old Testament. See the notes at Psalm 40:6-8. Compare Psalm 51:16-17; 1 Samuel 15:22.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 69:31

    69:31 This - This hearty sacrifice of praise, is more grateful to God, than the most glorious legal sacrifices. Hath horns - That is both tender and mature, as it is when the horns bud forth, and the hoofs grow hard.