2 Samuel 22:40
New International Version
You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me.

New Living Translation
You have armed me with strength for the battle; you have subdued my enemies under my feet.

English Standard Version
For you equipped me with strength for the battle; you made those who rise against me sink under me.

Berean Study Bible
You have armed me with strength for battle; You have subdued my foes beneath me.

King James Bible
For thou hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast thou subdued under me.

New King James Version
For You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose against me.

New American Standard Bible
“For You have encircled me with strength for battle; You have forced those who rose up against me to bow down under me.

NASB 1995
“For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.

NASB 1977
“For Thou hast girded me with strength for battle; Thou hast subdued under me those who rose up against me.

Amplified Bible
“For You have surrounded me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who stood against me.

Christian Standard Bible
You have clothed me with strength for battle; you subdue my adversaries beneath me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have clothed me with strength for battle; You subdue my adversaries beneath me.

American Standard Version
For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle; Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You shall gird me with power in battle, and you shall subdue under me those who stand against me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt strengthen me with power for the war; thou shalt cause them that rise up against me to bow down under me.

Contemporary English Version
You helped me win victories and forced my attackers to fall victim to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast girded me with strength to battle: thou hast made them that resisted me to bow under me.

English Revised Version
For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

Good News Translation
You give me strength for the battle and victory over my enemies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You armed me with strength for battle. You made my opponents bow at my feet.

International Standard Version
You strengthened me with valor sufficient for the battle; you made those who rebelled against me fall beneath me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle; Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

Literal Standard Version
And You gird me [with] strength for battle, You cause my withstanders to bow under me.

NET Bible
You give me strength for battle; you make my foes kneel before me.

New Heart English Bible
For you have equipped me with strength for the battle. You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.

World English Bible
For you have armed me with strength for the battle. You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.

Young's Literal Translation
And Thou girdest me with strength for battle, Thou causest my withstanders to bow under me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
David's Song of Deliverance
39I devoured and crushed them so they could not rise; they have fallen under my feet. 40You have armed me with strength for battle; You have subdued my foes beneath me. 41You have made my enemies retreat before me; I put an end to those who hated me.…

Cross References
Psalm 44:5
Through You we repel our foes; through Your name we trample our enemies.

Psalm 109:19
May it be like a robe wrapped about him, like a belt tied forever around him.


Treasury of Scripture

For you have girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me have you subdued under me.

girded

1 Samuel 17:49-51
And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth…

1 Samuel 23:5
So David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.

Psalm 18:32,39
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect…

them

Psalm 44:5
Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

Psalm 144:2
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.

subdued [heb] caused to bow

Isaiah 60:14
The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Revelation 5:9
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You have armed me
וַתַּזְרֵ֥נִי (wat·taz·rê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 247: To gird, encompass, equip

with strength
חַ֖יִל (ḥa·yil)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2428: A force, an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength

for battle;
לַמִּלְחָמָ֑ה (lam·mil·ḥā·māh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4421: A battle, war

You have subdued
תַּכְרִ֥יעַ (taḵ·rî·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3766: To bend the knee, to sink, to prostrate

my foes
קָמַ֖י (qā·may)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

beneath me.
תַּחְתֵּֽנִי׃ (taḥ·tê·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of


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