New American Standard Bible
Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, that God is for me.
King James Bible
When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.
Darby Bible Translation
Then shall mine enemies return backward in the day when I call: this I know, for God is for me.
World English Bible
Then my enemies shall turn back in the day that I call. I know this, that God is for me.
Young's Literal Translation
Then turn back do mine enemies in the day I call. This I have known, that God is for me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
When I cry unto thee - This expresses strong confidence in prayer. The psalmist felt that he had only to cry unto God, to secure the overthrow of his enemies. God had all power, and his power would be put forth in answer to prayer.
Then shall mine enemies turn back - Then shall they cease to pursue and persecute me. He did not doubt that this would be the ultimate result - that this blessing would be conferred, though it might be delayed, and though his faith and patience might be greatly tried.
For God is for me - He is on my side; and he is with me in my wanderings. Compare the notes at Romans 8:31.
LibraryFear and Faith
What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee. 4. ... In God I have put my trust: I will not fear.'--PSALM lvi. 3, 4. It is not given to many men to add new words to the vocabulary of religious emotion. But so far as an examination of the Old Testament avails, I find that David was the first that ever employed the word that is here translated, I will trust, with a religious meaning. It is found occasionally in earlier books of the Bible in different connections, never in regard to man's relations …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
When my enemies turn back, They stumble and perish before You.
By this I know that You are pleased with me, Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.
In God, whose word I praise, In the LORD, whose word I praise,
Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress; Incline Your ear to me; In the day when I call answer me quickly.
The LORD is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?
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