Psalms 68:6

“God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

God setteth the solitary in a families: hee bringeth out those which are bound with chaines, but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity, Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

God setteth the solitary in families: He bringeth out the prisoners into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Those who are without friends, God puts in families; he makes free those who are in chains; but those who are turned away from him are given a dry land.
- Basic English Bible

God maketh the solitary into families; those that were bound he bringeth out into prosperity: but the rebellious dwell in a parched [land].
- Darby Bible

God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those who are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
- Webster's Bible

God sets the lonely in families. He brings out the prisoners with singing, but the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land.
- World English Bible

God -- causing the lonely to dwell at home, Bringing out bound ones into prosperity, Only -- the refractory have inhabited a dry place.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(68:7) God maketh the solitary to dwell in a house; He bringeth out the prisoners into prosperity; the rebellious dwell but in a parched land.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 68:6


68:6 Rebellious - Those who rebel against God.


Discussion for Psalms 68

  • BSP
    In verse 5 Jehovah God causes himself to become a father to the fatherless.
  • Rev. Dr. John S. Weekes
    People, often selfishly try to create God in their own image with reference to a name. But God being God has many names having to do with some particular attribute. Jah is not a name of God though used exclusively by certain people. Even Yah. is a poetic abbreviation no doubt used once only in a musical context.
  • Irene123
    The O.T. believers died in faith, not sin. Those are the ones Jesus "led captivity captive" into Abraham's bosom. Believers don't die in sin.
  • Israel Gad
    Glory to JAH who came to earth as our Saviour Jesus Christ!
  • Rev. julia wise for verse 18
    all those believers who died in captivity sin waiting on the promise of God, Christ preached to them in the grave, and led them to the promise.
  • Ogazi Daniel for verse 19
    What an assurance..... Knowing that daily my father has a package for me. Daily, I am entitled to something from my father. So glad I have a father that I can depend on.

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