Psalms 74:5

A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A man was famous according as he had lifted vp axes vpon the thicke trees.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It seems as if one had lifted up {His} axe in a forest of trees.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They seemed as men that lifted up Axes upon a thicket of trees.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They are cutting down, like a man whose blade is lifted up against the thick trees.
- Basic English Bible

[A man] was known as he could lift up axes in the thicket of trees;
- Darby Bible

A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.
- Webster's Bible

They behaved like men wielding axes, cutting through a thicket of trees.
- World English Bible

He is known as one bringing in on high Against a thicket of wood -- axes.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It seemed as when men wield upwards axes in a thicket of trees.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 74:5


74:5 Famous - The temple was so noble a structure, that it was a great honour to any man to be employed in the meanest part of the work, though it were but in cutting down the trees of Lebanon.


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