Psalms 11:3

“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If the foundations bee destroyed: what can the righteous doe?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If the foundations be destroyed, What can the righteous do?
- American Standard Version (1901)

If the bases are broken down, what is the upright man to do?
- Basic English Bible

If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?
- Darby Bible

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
- Webster's Bible

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?
- World English Bible

When the foundations are destroyed, The righteous -- what hath he done?
- Youngs Literal Bible

When the foundations are destroyed, what hath the righteous wrought?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 11:3


11:3 Foundations - Piety, justice, fidelity, and mercy, which are the pillars or foundations of a state or kingdom. What - The condition of all righteous men will be desperate.


Discussion for Psalms 11:3

  • Ademola ADESIDA for verse 3
    the lord is our Alfa and omega , he will rebuild our foundation only if we can pray.
  • Psalm 11:3 is very profound. Today we live in a world where politicians n people don't really fear God. They legalize things like homosexuality, take God out of school, Christians get bullied for standing up. But I am praying for an anointing to build and restore like Nehemiah. Righteousness and godliness must reign. It is time to wake up. We serve a powerful. GOD!
  • Francisca Essien for verse 3
    It takes amount of discipline, great determination to rebuild a faulty foundation
  • Our fathers ignorantly have laid a faulty foundation that some children of today has to pay for the sins of their father for God said he will visit the iniquity of the parents upon the children up to fourth generation. A believer can therefore turn to God for mercy and forgiveness through the blood of Jesus Christ and hence shall no longer be liable for the sins of his parents
  • this is the law of origin...future of man depends on foundations.Every man needs deliverance from foul background because of contaminated blood. A young child needs no training to know how to misbehave...our hope is in the Lord
  • Anthony S.Lucero for verse 3
    Psalm 11:3 if the foundation be destroyed what can the righteous do?our true foundation in life is in the Lord Jesus Christ.because he is the solid Rock

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