New American Standard Bible
"In famine He will redeem you from death, And in war from the power of the sword.
King James Bible
In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.
Darby Bible Translation
In famine he will redeem thee from death, and in war from the power of the sword.
World English Bible
In famine he will redeem you from death; in war, from the power of the sword.
Young's Literal Translation
In famine He hath redeemed thee from death, And in battle from the hands of the sword.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
From the power of the sword - Margin, as in Hebrew "hands." That is, he should not be slain by armed men. A mouth is often attributed to the sword in the Scriptures, because it devours; "hands" are attributed to it here, because it is by the hand that we perform an undertaking, and the sword is personified, and represented as acting as a conscious agent; compare Ezekiel 35:5, margin. The meaning is that God would protect those who put their trust in him, in times of calamity and war. Doubtless Eliphaz had seen instances enough of this kind to lead him to this general conclusion, where the pious poor had been protected in a remarkable manner, and where signal deliverances had been vouchsafed to the righteous in danger.
LibraryThe Death of the Christian
This morning, we shall consider the death of Christians in general; not of the aged Christian merely, for we shall show you that while this text does seem to bear upon the aged Christian, in reality it speaks with a loud voice to every man who is a believer. "Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season." There are four things we shall mark in the text. First, we shall consider that death is inevitable, because it says, "Thou shalt come." Secondly, that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
Letter xxxii (A. D. 1132) to Thurstan, Archbishop of York
Afflictions and Death under Providence. Job 5:6-8.
'All Things are Yours'
To deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine.
They will not be ashamed in the time of evil, And in the days of famine they will have abundance.
Who gives salvation to kings, Who rescues David His servant from the evil sword.
Then King Zedekiah gave commandment, and they committed Jeremiah to the court of the guardhouse and gave him a loaf of bread daily from the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the court of the guardhouse.
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