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Psalms 78:59

    Psalms 78:59 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When God heard this , he was wroth, And greatly abhorred Israel;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When this came to God's ears he was very angry, and gave up Israel completely;

    Webster's Revision

    When God heard this , he was wroth, And greatly abhorred Israel;

    World English Bible

    When God heard this, he was angry, and greatly abhorred Israel;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:

    Definitions for Psalms 78:59

    Wroth - To be provoked; angered.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 78:59

    When God heard this - literally, "God heard;" that is, he understood this; he was acquainted with it. He heard their prayers addressed to false gods; he heard their praises sung in honor of idols.

    He was wroth - This is language taken from the common manner of speaking among people, for language derived from human conceptions and usages must be employed when we speak of God, though it may be difficult to say what is its exact meaning. The general sense is that his conduct toward them was as if he was angry; or was that which is used by a man who is displeased.

    And greatly abhorred Israel - The idea in the word rendered abhorred is that of rejecting them with abhorrence; that is, the reference is not merely to the internal feeling or emotion, but to the act which is the proper accompaniment of such an internal feeling. He cast them off; he treated them as not his own. The addition of the word "greatly" shows how intense this feeling was; how decided was his aversion to their conduct.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 78:59

    78:59 Heard - Perceived or understood, it is spoken of God after the manner of men.