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At their wit’s end (Psalms 107:27)

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Picture copyright: V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers

bible verse

“They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits’ end.” (Psalms 107:27)

meaning

Reach the limit of their knowledge.

origin and application

This psalm is of thanksgiving. The writer gives thanks to the Lord who is not only God of Israel, but God of the whole earth and all mankind. In verse 27, the writer calls upon people to give thanks and glory to God when they are saved from storms at sea. Here, the whole ship’s crew are in confusion. They were at their wits’ end means that they had reached the limit of their knowledge and did not know what next.

example

After so many trials and errors, I’m at my wit’s end.

Keywords

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