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Psalms 78:33

    Psalms 78:33 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, And their years in terror.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So their days were wasted like a breath, and their years in trouble.

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, And their years in terror.

    World English Bible

    Therefore he consumed their days in vanity, and their years in terror.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in terror.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 78:33

    Their days did he consume in vanity - By causing them to wander forty years in the wilderness, vainly expecting an end to their labor, and the enjoyment of the promised rest, which, by their rebellions, they had forfeited.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 78:33

    Therefore their days did he consume in vanity - He suffered them to spend their days - the days of that entire generation - in vain and fruitless wanderings in the desert. Instead of leading them at once to the promised land, they were kept there to wear out their life in tedious monotony, accomplishing nothing - wandering from place to place - until all the generation that had come out of Egypt had died.

    And their years in trouble - literally, "in terror." Amidst the troubles, the alarms, the terrors of a vast and frightful desert. Sin - rebellion against God - leads to a course of life, and a death, of which these gloomy, sad, and cheerless wanderings in the desert were a striking emblem.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 78:33

    78:33 Vanity - In tedious and fruitless marches hither and thither. Trouble - In manifold diseases, dangers, and perplexities.