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Psalms 74:18

    Psalms 74:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Remember this, that the enemy has reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed your name.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Jehovah, And that a foolish people hath blasphemed thy name.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Keep this in mind, O Lord, that your haters have said cruel things, and that your name has been looked down on by a people of evil behaviour.

    Webster's Revision

    Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Jehovah, And that a foolish people hath blasphemed thy name.

    World English Bible

    Remember this, that the enemy has mocked you, Yahweh. Foolish people have blasphemed your name.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that foolish people have blasphemed thy name.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 74:18

    Remember this - The heathen not only deny these things, but give the honor of them to their false gods, and thus blaspheme thy name.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 74:18

    Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached - Has used opprobrious and abusive words in regard to thee, and to thy people. The idea is, that religion - the true religion - had been reproached by the foe. They had treated that religion as if it were false; they had reproached God as if he were a false God, and as if he were unable to defend his people. Compare Isaiah 36:4-10, Isaiah 36:13-20; Isaiah 37:10-13, Isaiah 37:23. The prayer here is, that God would remember that these words of reproach were against himself, and that he would regard them as such.

    And that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name - Have blasphemed thee - the name often being put for the person himself. The word "foolish" here may refer to them as "wicked" as well as foolish. Wickedness and folly are so connected - they are so commonly combined, that the word may be used to describe the enemies of God in either sense - characterising their conduct as either the one or the other. Compare the notes at Psalm 14:1.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 74:18

    74:18 Remember - Though we deserve to be forgotten, yet do not suffer our enemies to reproach the name of the great and glorious God.