Psalm 118:12 {117:12}
Good News Translation
They swarmed around me like bees, but they burned out as quickly as a brush fire; by the power of the LORD I destroyed them.

Contemporary English Version
They swarmed around like bees, but by the power of the LORD, I got rid of them and their fiery sting.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They surrounded me like bees, and they burned like fire among thorns: and in the name of the Lord I was revenged on them.

New American Bible
They surrounded me like bees; they burned up like fire among thorns; in the LORD’s name I cut them off.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They surrounded me like bees, and they burned like fire among thorns: and in the name of the Lord I was revenged on them.

like bees

Deuteronomy 1:44 And the Amorrhite that dwelt in the mountains coming out, and meeting you, chased you, as bees do: and made slaughter of you from Seir as far as Horma.

quenched

Psalm 83:14,15 As fire which burneth the wood: and as a flame burning mountains: . . .

Ecclesiastes 7:6 For as the crackling of thorns burning under a pot, so is the laughter of a fool: now this also is vanity.

Isaiah 27:4 There is no indignation in me: who shall make me a thorn and a brier in battle: shall I march against it, shall, I set it on fire together?

Nahum 1:10 For as thorns embrace one another: so while they are feasting and drinking together, they shall be consumed as stubble that is fully dry.

in the name

Psalm 8:9 O Lord, our Lord, how admirable is thy name in the whole earth!

Psalm 20:1,5 Unto the end. A psalm for David. [2] May the Lord hear thee in the day of tribulation: may the name of the God of Jacob protect thee. . . .

1 Samuel 17:45 And David said to the Philistine: Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, which thou hast defied

2 Samuel 23:6 But transgressors shall all of them be plucked up as thorns: which are not taken away with hands.

1 Chronicles 14:10,11,14-16 And David consulted the Lord, saying: Shall I go up against the Philistines, and wilt thou deliver them into my hand? And the Lord said to him: Go up, and I will deliver them into thy hand. . . .

2 Chronicles 14:11,12 And he called upon the Lord God, and said: Lord, there is no difference with thee, whether thou help with few, or with many: help us, O Lord our God: for with confidence in thee, and in thy name we are come against this multitude. O Lord thou art our God, let not man prevail against thee. . . .

2 Chronicles 16:7-9 At that time Hanani the prophet came to Asa king of Juda, and said to him: Because thou hast had confidence in the king of Syria, and not in the Lord thy God, therefore hath the army of the king of Syria escaped out of thy hand. . . .

2 Chronicles 20:17-22 It shall not be you that shall fight, but only stand with confidence, and you shall see the help of the Lord over you, O Juda, and Jerusalem: fear ye not, nor be you dismayed: to morrow you shall go out against them, and the Lord will be with you. . . .

2 Chronicles 22:7,8 For it was the will of God against Ochozias that he should come to Joram: and when he was come should go out also against Jehu the son of Namsi, whom the Lord had anointed to destroy the house of Achab. . . .

destroy them.

Context
Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is Good
11Surrounding me they compassed me about: and in the name of the Lord I have been revenged on them. 12They surrounded me like bees, and they burned like fire among thorns: and in the name of the Lord I was revenged on them.13Being pushed I was overturned that I might fall: but the Lord supported me.…
Cross References
Luke 21:20
And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed about with an army, then know that the desolation thereof is at hand.

Deuteronomy 1:44
And the Amorrhite that dwelt in the mountains coming out, and meeting you, chased you, as bees do: and made slaughter of you from Seir as far as Horma.

Psalm 58:9
Before your thorns could know the brier; he swalloweth them up, as alive, in his wrath.

Ecclesiastes 7:6
For as the crackling of thorns burning under a pot, so is the laughter of a fool: now this also is vanity.

Isaiah 43:17
Who brought forth the chariot and the horse, the army and the strong: they lay down to sleep together, and they shall not rise again: they are broken as flax, and are extinct.

Nahum 1:10
For as thorns embrace one another: so while they are feasting and drinking together, they shall be consumed as stubble that is fully dry.

Additional Translations
They swarmed around me like bees; they were extinguished like a fire of thorns; in the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

They compassed me about like bees; They are quenched as the fire of thorns: In the name of Jehovah I will cut them off.

They compassed me about as bees do a honeycomb, and they burst into flame as fire among thorns: but in the name of the Lord I repulsed them.

They encompassed me like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of Jehovah have I destroyed them.

They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: in the name of the LORD I will cut them off.

They encompassed me like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

They surrounded me like bees. They are quenched like the burning thorns. In the name of Yahweh I cut them off.

They compassed me about as bees, They have been extinguished as a fire of thorns, In the name of Jehovah I surely cut them off.
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