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Psalms 89:51

    Psalms 89:51 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    With which your enemies have reproached, O LORD; with which they have reproached the footsteps of your anointed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Jehovah, Wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The bitter words of your haters, O Lord, shaming the footsteps of your king.

    Webster's Revision

    Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Jehovah, Wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

    World English Bible

    With which your enemies have mocked, Yahweh, with which they have mocked the footsteps of your anointed one.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD, wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

    Definitions for Psalms 89:51

    Wherewith - The things with which...

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 89:51

    They have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed - They search into the whole history of thy people; they trace it up to the earliest times; and they find we have been disobedient and rebellious; and on this account we suffer much, alas, deserved reproach. The Chaldee gives this clause a singular turn: "Thy enemies have reproached the slowness of the footsteps of the feet of thy Messiah, O Lord. We have trusted in him as our great Deliverer, and have been daily in expectation of his coming: but there is no deliverer, and our enemies mock our confidence." This expectation seems now wholly abandoned by the Jews: they have rejected the true Messiah, and the ground of their expectation of another is now cut off. When will they turn unto the Lord? When shall the veil be taken away from their hearts?

    "Bend by thy grace, O bend or break

    The iron sinew in their neck!"

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 89:51

    Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Lord - Have reproached thee and me. Wherewith they reproach thy character and cause, and reproach me for having trusted to promises which seem not to be fulfilled. As the representative of thy cause, I am compelled to bear all this, and it breaks my heart.

    Wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed - Of myself, as the anointed king. They have reproached my footsteps; that is, they have followed me with reproaches - treading along behind me. Wherever I go, wherever I put my foot down in my wanderings, I meet this reproach.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 89:51

    89:51 Anointed - By whom he seems to understand either first the kings of Judah, the singular number being put for the plural; and by their footsteps may be meant either their ways or actions, or the memorials of their ancient splendor; or secondly the Messiah, whom the Jews continually expected for a long time, which being well known to many of the Heathens, they reproached the Jews, with the vanity of this expectation. And by the footsteps of the Messiah, he may understand his coming.