Psalms 107:40

40 he who pours contempt on nobles made them wander in a trackless waste.

Psalms 107:40 in Other Translations

40 He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.
40 he pours contempt on princes and makes them wander in trackless wastes;
40 the LORD pours contempt on their princes, causing them to wander in trackless wastelands.
40 as he heaped scorn on princes and sent them away. He gave the poor a safe place to live,
40 He pours contempt on nobles and makes them wander in trackless wastelands.

Psalms 107:40 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 107:40

He poureth contempt upon princes
That is, the Lord does, who is above them; he laughs at them, and has them in derision, when they are raging against his people, cause, and interest; he sets them up and pulls them down at his pleasure; he hurls them from their seats and thrones, and makes them contemptible to their subjects; he sometimes brings them to a shameful end, as Herod, who was eaten with worms; and wicked princes, if they are not brought to disgrace in this world, they will rise to shame and everlasting contempt in the other; and will stand with the meanest and lowest before the Judge of the whole earth; and seek to the rocks and mountains to cover them from his wrath. This particularly will be true of the antichristian princes, when the vials of God's wrath will be poured out upon them, ( Revelation 16:1 ) .

And causeth them to wander in the wilderness; where there is no way;
no beaten track or path; whither being driven out of their kingdoms, they flee for shelter, and wander about in untrodden paths; as Nebuchadnezzar, when he was driven from men, and had his dwelling with the beasts of the field: or this may be interpreted, as it is by Aben Ezra and Kimchi, the infatuation of their wisdom, and of their being left without counsel, and erring through it; being at their wits' end, not knowing what step to take, or measures to concert; being in a maze, in a wilderness, at an entire loss what they should do; see ( Job 12:17-21 ) .

Psalms 107:40 In-Context

38 he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish.
39 Then their numbers decreased, and they were humbled by oppression, calamity and sorrow;
40 he who pours contempt on nobles made them wander in a trackless waste.
41 But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.
42 The upright see and rejoice, but all the wicked shut their mouths.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 12:18; Job 12:21
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 32:10; Job 12:24
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