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Psalms 78:55

    Psalms 78:55 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He drove out the nations also before them, And allotted them for an inheritance by line, And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Driving out nations before them, marking out the line of their heritage, and giving the people of Israel their tents for a resting-place.

    Webster's Revision

    He drove out the nations also before them, And allotted them for an inheritance by line, And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

    World English Bible

    He also drove out the nations before them, allotted them for an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He drove out the nations also before them, and allotted them for an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

    Definitions for Psalms 78:55

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.
    Heathen - People; nations; non-Jews.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 78:55

    He cast out the heathen also before them - literally, the nations. The idea of their being pagan, in the sense which is now attached to that word, is not in the original. The word is one which would be applied to any nation, without reference to its religion. These nations were, indeed, pagans according to the present use of that term, but that idea is not necessarily in the Hebrew word.

    And divided them an inheritance by line - Divided to his people an inheritance by a measurement of the land. That is, the land was partitioned out among the tribes, by a survey, fixing their limits and boundaries. See Joshua 13:7; 18; 19.

    And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents - To dwell securely and quietly, no longer roaming from place to place, but having a fixed habitation and a home.