Psalms 75:10

10 The fists of the wicked are bloody stumps, The arms of the righteous are lofty green branches.

Psalms 75:10 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 75:10

All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off
Therefore let them not lift up the horn on high: "horns" denote the power and authority of wicked men, their kingdoms and states; both Rome Pagan and Rome Papal are said to have ten horns, which are interpreted of ten kings or kingdoms; and which will be cut off when the vials of God's wrath are poured out on the antichristian states; which vials will be filled from the cup which is in the hand of the Lord, ( Revelation 12:1 ) ( 13:1 ) ( 17:12 ) ( 16:1 ) , the Jews F2 interpret this of the ten horns of the nations of the world, that shall be cut off in future time; and Jarchi particularly of the horns of Esau, by whom he means Rome, or the Roman empire:

but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted;
either of the righteous one Christ, for the word is in the singular number; he who is the Lord our righteousness, whose power and authority, kingdom and government, shall be enlarged and increased, signified by the budding of the horn of David, and the exaltation of the horn of his Messiah, ( 1 Samuel 2:10 ) ( Psalms 132:17 ) or of everyone of the righteous, which will be when the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, and they shall reign with Christ on earth a thousand years, ( Daniel 7:27 ) ( Revelation 5:10 ) ( 20:5 ) . Kimchi says this will be in the war of Gog and Magog, which is expected by the Jews.


F2 Vid. Yalkut in loc.

Psalms 75:10 In-Context

8 God has a cup in his hand, a bowl of wine, full to the brim. He draws from it and pours; it's drained to the dregs. Earth's wicked ones drink it all, drink it down to the last bitter drop!
9 And I'm telling the story of God Eternal, singing the praises of Jacob's God.
10 The fists of the wicked are bloody stumps, The arms of the righteous are lofty green branches.
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