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Psalm 105:18

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by Australian Baptist Student, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. Australian Baptist Student

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    Hi, Psalm 105:18 reads "his neck was put in a collar of irn" in the NRSV, and similar in the NIV. The King James has "he was laid in iron", but both the Hebrew and LXX seem to me to say "his soul was in (or placed in) irons" This is also the translation Radak, but the neck reading has some support in Genesis Rabbah 87:11. Psalm 69:1 has the same translation of nefesh. Can anyone help me out?
    Colin
     
  2. russell55

    russell55 New Member

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    The NET Bible translates it like this:
    and gives this explanation:
     
  3. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member
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    The Douay-Rheims (In both the DR and the Vulgate Psalm 105:18 is Psalm 104:18) which follows the Vulgate has

    DRA:
    Psalm 104:18 They humbled his feet in fetters: the iron pierced his soul,

    Vulgate:
    Psalm 104:18 humiliaverunt in conpedibus pedes eius ferrum pertransiit anima eius

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  4. DeclareHim

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    Psalm 105:18

    "they hurt his feet with chains; his soul came into iron." LITV

    "they bruised his feet with shackles. His neck was locked in irons," WEB

    "with chains of iron around his legs and neck." CEV

    "His feet they hurt with fetters: He was laid in chains of iron." ASV 1901

    "His feet were hurt with fetters; his neck was put in a collar of iron." ESV

    "They hurt his feet with shackles; his neck was put in an iron collar." HCSB

    Here is some differant readings of that verse. Hope its a help.

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  5. Australian Baptist Student

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    Thanks! I was really just wondering where the word "neck" came from in those translations that use it.
    God bless, Colin
     
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