Psalms 66:11

11 You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs.

Psalms 66:11 in Other Translations

11 Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.
11 You brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs;
11 You captured us in your net and laid the burden of slavery on our backs.
11 Brought us into hardscrabble country, pushed us to our very limit,
11 You lured us into a trap; You placed burdens on our backs.

Psalms 66:11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 66:11

Thou broughtest us into the net
That is, suffered them to be taken in the net of wicked men, which they laid and spread for them; whereby they were drawn either into bad principles or bad practices, or into ruinous circumstances; though the Lord does not leave his own people there, but breaks the net or snare, sooner or later, and they escape; see ( Psalms 9:15 ) ( 10:9 ) ( Psalms 124:6 Psalms 124:7 ) . Jarchi interprets it of a strait place, as in a prison; and which has often been literally true of the people of God, into which, though they have been cast by Satan, or by men instigated by him, yet, because permitted by the Lord, it is ascribed to him, ( Revelation 2:10 ) ;

thou laidst affliction upon our loins:
the Targum renders it "a chain": the word signifies anything that is binding and pressing; it seems to be a metaphor taken from the binding of burdens upon the backs of any creatures. Afflictions often lie heavy upon the saints, are very close upon them, and press them sore, even, as they sometimes think, beyond measure; though the Lord supports them, and will not suffer them to sink under them.

Psalms 66:11 In-Context

9 he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.
10 For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver.
11 You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs.
12 You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.
13 I will come to your temple with burnt offerings and fulfill my vows to you—

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 142:7; Psalms 146:7; Isaiah 42:7,22; Isaiah 61:1
  • 2. S Genesis 3:17; S Exodus 1:14; Psalms 38:4; Isaiah 10:27; Lamentations 1:13