New American Standard Bible
He sent out His arrows, and scattered them, And lightning flashes in abundance, and routed them.
King James Bible
Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
Darby Bible Translation
And he sent his arrows, and scattered mine enemies; and he shot forth lightnings, and discomfited them.
World English Bible
He sent out his arrows, and scattered them; Yes, great lightning bolts, and routed them.
Young's Literal Translation
And He sendeth His arrows and scattereth them, And much lightning, and crusheth them.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Yea, he sent out his arrows - The word arrows here probably refers to the lightnings mentioned in the other clause of the verse. Those lightnings scattered around, and accomplishing such destruction, seemed to be arrows sent forth from the hand of God.
And scattered them - Herder refers this to the lightnings; DeWette, to the enemies of the psalmist. The latter seems to be the more correct interpretation, though the enemies of the psalmist are not here particularly specified. They seem, however, to have been in his eye throughout the psalm, for it was the victory achieved over them by the divine interposition that he was celebrating throughout the poem.
And he shot out lightnings - As arrows; or, as from a bow.
And discomfited them - literally, to impel, to drive; then, to put in commotion or consternation. The allusion is to an army whose order is disturbed, or which is thrown into confusion, and which is, therefore, easily conquered. The idea is that David achieved a victory over all his enemies, as if God had scattered them by a storm and tempest.
LibraryConviction of Weakness.
The soul in the state of abandonment can abstain from justifying itself by word or deed. The divine action justifies it. This order of the divine will is the solid and firm rock on which the submissive soul reposes, sheltered from change and tempest. It is continually present under the veil of crosses, and of the most ordinary actions. Behind this veil the hand of God is hidden to sustain and to support those who abandon themselves entirely to Him. From the time that a soul becomes firmly established …
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'I will heap misfortunes on them; I will use My arrows on them.
1 Samuel 2:10
"Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed."
1 Samuel 7:10
Now Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, and the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day against the Philistines and confused them, so that they were routed before Israel.
He has also prepared for Himself deadly weapons; He makes His arrows fiery shafts.
Upon the wicked He will rain snares; Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup.
Your arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under You; Your arrows are in the heart of the King's enemies.
Rebuke the beasts in the reeds, The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples, Trampling under foot the pieces of silver; He has scattered the peoples who delight in war.
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