Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

God sets the lonely in families. He brings out the prisoners into prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

New American Standard Bible

God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity, Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

God provides homes for those who are deserted.
He leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
but the rebellious live in a scorched land.

International Standard Version

God causes the lonely to dwell in families. He leads prisoners into prosperity, but rebels live on parched land.

American Standard Version

God setteth the solitary in families: He bringeth out the prisoners into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

Amplified

God places the solitary in families and gives the desolate a home in which to dwell; He leads the prisoners out to prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

God setting the only ones in the house, bringing forth the bound into prosperities, but those turning away dwelt in a dry land.

King James 2000

God sets the solitary in families: he brings out those who are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

Lexham Expanded Bible

God settles the lonely in a home; he brings prisoners out into prosperity. But the rebellious abide in a barren land.

Modern King James verseion

God causes the lonely to live at home; He brings out those who are bound with chains; but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He is the God that maketh men to be of one mind in a house, and bringeth the prisoners out of captivity, but letteth the renegades continue in scarceness.

NET Bible

God settles those who have been deserted in their own homes; he frees prisoners and grants them prosperity. But sinful rebels live in the desert.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

God, is he that causeth the solitary to dwell in a home, That bringeth out prisoners into prosperity, But, the rebellious, have made their habitation in a sunburnt land.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about Psalm 68:6

References

Hastings

Images Psalm 68:6

Context Readings

God's Majestic Power

5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. 6 God sets the lonely in families. He brings out the prisoners into prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land. 7 O God, when thou went forth before thy people, when thou marched through the wilderness (Selah)


Cross References

Psalm 107:10

[even] those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron,

Psalm 113:9

He makes the barren woman to keep house, a joyful mother of sons. Praise ye LORD.

Psalm 107:34

a fruitful land into a salt desert, for the wickedness of those who dwell therein.

Psalm 107:14

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bonds apart.

Psalm 146:7

who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. LORD releases the prisoners.

1 Samuel 2:5

Those who were full have hired out themselves for bread, and those who were hungry have ceased [to hunger]. Yea, the barren has borne seven, and she who has many sons languishes.

Deuteronomy 28:23-24

And thy sky that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.

Psalm 69:33

For LORD hears the needy, and does not despise his prisoners.

Psalm 107:40-41

He pours contempt upon rulers, and causes them to wander in the waste, where there is no way.

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of lord LORD is upon me, because LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, {and recovering of sight to the blind (LXX/NT)}, and

Hosea 2:3

lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and kill her with thirst.

Malachi 1:3

but Esau I regarded inferior, and made his mountains a desolation, and [gave] his heritage to the jackals of the wilderness.

Acts 12:6-25

And when Herod was about to bring him forth, that night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound by two chains. And guards in front of the door guarded the prison.

Acts 16:26

And suddenly a great earthquake occurred, so as for the foundations of the prison to shake. And immediately all the doors were opened, and the bonds of all the men were unfastened.

Galatians 4:27

For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren woman not giving birth. Burst forth and shout, thou not suffering birth pains, because many more are the children of the desolate than of her who has the husband.

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