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Psalms 79:3

    Psalms 79:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; And there was none to bury them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Their blood has been flowing like water round about Jerusalem; there was no one to put them in their last resting-place.

    Webster's Revision

    Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; And there was none to bury them.

    World English Bible

    Their blood they have shed like water around Jerusalem. There was no one to bury them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 79:3

    There was none to bury them - The Chaldeans would not; and the Jews who were not slain were carried into captivity.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 79:3

    Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem - They have poured it out in such quantities that it seems to flow like water - not an uncommon occurrence in war. There was no event in the history of the Hebrews to which this description would be more applicable than to the Babylonian invasion. The language might indeed be applicable to the desolation of the city by Antiochus Epiphanes, and also to its destruction by the Romans; but, of course, it cannot refer to the latter, and there is no necessity for supposing that it refers to the former. All the conditions of a proper interpretation are fulfilled by supposing that it refers to the time of the Chaldean invasion.

    And there was none to bury them - The Chaldeans would not do it, and they would not suffer the Hebrew people to do it.