New American Standard Bible
The God who executes vengeance for me, And subdues peoples under me.
King James Bible
It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
Darby Bible Translation
The �God who hath avenged me, and hath subjected the peoples to me;
World English Bible
even the God who executes vengeance for me, and subdues peoples under me.
Young's Literal Translation
God -- who is giving vengeance to me, And He subdueth peoples under me,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
It is God that avengeth me - Margin, giveth avengements for me. The marginal reading is a literal translation of the Hebrew. The meaning is, that God had punished the enemies of the author of the psalm for all the wrongs which they had done to him. Compare Romans 12:19.
And subdueth the people under me - Margin, destroyeth. The idea is that he had subdued the nations so that they became obedient to him. The primary notion of the word used here - from דבר dâbar - is to set in a row; to range in order; to connect; to lead; to guide; - then, to reduce to order; to subdue. This God had done in respect to the nations. Instead of being rebellious and tumultuous, God had reduced them to obedience, and had thus set him over a kingdom where all were subject to order and to law.
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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So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the sons of Israel.
For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
You have delivered me from the contentions of the people; You have placed me as head of the nations; A people whom I have not known serve me.
He subdues peoples under us And nations under our feet.
"I would quickly subdue their enemies And turn My hand against their adversaries.
O LORD, God of vengeance, God of vengeance, shine forth!
My lovingkindness and my fortress, My stronghold and my deliverer, My shield and He in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me.
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