New American Standard Bible
By this I know that You are pleased with me, Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.
King James Bible
By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
Darby Bible Translation
By this I know that thou delightest in me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
World English Bible
By this I know that you delight in me, because my enemy doesn't triumph over me.
Young's Literal Translation
By this I have known, That Thou hast delighted in me, Because my enemy shouteth not over me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
By this I know - Compare the notes at Psalm 20:6. This indicates a confident assurance that his prayer would be answered, and that he would be restored to health. How he had this assurance we are not informed, but it seems most probable that it was by an intimation conveyed to his mind by God himself. Compare, for a similar case, Philippians 1:25. See the notes at that passage.
That thou favorest me - That thou dost delight in me; that thou art my friend.
Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me - The word here rendered triumph properly means to shout, or to make a noise. As a sign of exultation, more especially in war: 1 Samuel 17:20. Here it means that his enemy would not secure a victory over him; or would not shout as if such a victory were obtained. That is, he felt assured now that all the machinations of his goes would be defeated; that all the hopes which they cherished that he was soon to die would be disappointed; that he himself would be recovered from Iris sickness, contrary to their malicious anticipations and desires. This he regarded as an evidence that God was his friend.
LibraryQuestion of the Contemplative Life
I. Is the Contemplative Life wholly confined to the Intellect, or does the Will enter into it? S. Thomas, On the Beatific Vision, I., xii. 7 ad 3m II. Do the Moral Virtues pertain to the Contemplative Life? S. Augustine, Of the City of God, xix. 19 III. Does the Contemplative Life comprise many Acts? S. Augustine, Of the Perfection of Human Righteousness, viii. 18 " Ep., cxxx. ad probam IV. Does the Contemplative Life consist solely in the Contemplation of God, or in the Consideration …
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
Perseverance of Saints.
He brought me forth also into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.
Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand.
O my God, in You I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me.
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, that God is for me.
The LORD favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness.
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