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Psalms 92:10

    Psalms 92:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But my horn shall you exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But my horn hast thou exalted like the horn of the wild-ox: I am anointed with fresh oil.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But my horn is lifted up like the horn of the ox: the best oil is flowing on my head.

    Webster's Revision

    But my horn hast thou exalted like the horn of the wild-ox: I am anointed with fresh oil.

    World English Bible

    But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox. I am anointed with fresh oil.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But my horn hast thou exalted like the horn of the wild-ox: I am anointed with fresh oil.

    Definitions for Psalms 92:10

    Unicorn - Wild ox.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 92:10

    Like the horn of a unicorn - ראים reeym, perhaps here, the oryx or buffalo. But the rhinoceros seems to be the real monoceros of the Scriptures.

    I shall be anointed unth fresh oil - Perhaps the allusion is here not to any sacramental anointing, but to such anointings as were frequent among the Asiatics, especially after bathing, for the purpose of health and activity.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 92:10

    But my horn shalt thou exalt - The horn is a symbol of strength or power (see the notes at Psalm 18:2); and the meaning here is, that, while the wicked would be cut off, he would be prospered; that is, he had such confidence that he was the friend of God, that he believed God would honor him and exalt him. The psalmist here speaks of himself not so much with reference to his own particular case, but as the representative of the righteous. The idea is, that God will thus exalt "a righteous man."

    Like the horn of an unicorn - Supposed to be remarkable for the strength of its horn. On the animal here referred to, see the notes at Job 39:9; compare Psalm 22:21.

    I shall be anointed with fresh oil - Oil pure and sweet; not old and rancid. That is, he would be made happy, cheerful, bright, and prosperous. Anointing with oil in the East was the symbol of all this, or was equivalent to what we mean by putting on festive apparel - holiday apparel. Compare the notes at Psalm 23:5.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 92:10

    92:10 Anointed - I shall have cause of testifying my joy by anointing myself, as the manner was at all joyful solemnities.