Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
He looseth the bond of kings—He looseth the authority of kings—the "bond" with which they bind their subjects (Isaiah 45:1; Genesis 14:4; Daniel 2:21).
a girdle—the cord, with which they are bound as captives, instead of the royal "girdle" they once wore (Isaiah 22:21), and the bond they once bound others with. So "gird"—put on one the bonds of a prisoner instead of the ordinary girdle (John 21:18).
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