New American Standard Bible
He has also prepared for Himself deadly weapons; He makes His arrows fiery shafts.
King James Bible
He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
Darby Bible Translation
And he hath prepared for him instruments of death; his arrows hath he made burning.
World English Bible
He has also prepared for himself the instruments of death. He makes ready his flaming arrows.
Young's Literal Translation
Yea, for him He hath prepared Instruments of death, His arrows for burning pursuers He maketh.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He hath also prepared for him - The instruments of punishment are already prepared, and God can use them when he pleases. They are not to be made ready, and, therefore, there is no necessity for delay when he shall have occasion to use them. The idea is, that arrangements are made for the destruction of the wicked, and that the destruction must come upon them. The world is full of these arrangements, and it is impossible that the sinner should escape.
The instruments of death - The means of putting them to death; that is, of punishing them. The particular means referred to here are arrows, as being what God has prepared for the wicked. "Death" here is designed simply to denote punishment, as death would be inflicted by arrows.
He ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors - Or rather, as the Hebrew is, "He makes his arrows for burning," that is, "for burning arrows." Horsley renders it, "He putteth his arrows in action against those who are ready for burning." Prof. Alexander, "His arrows to (be) burning he will make." DeWette, "His arrows he makes burning." The Latin Vulgate and Septuagint, His arrows he has made for the burning: "that is, probably for those who are burning with rage, for persecutors. This seems to have been the idea of our translators. The Hebrew word - דלק dâlaq - means to burn, to flame; and hence, also, to burn with love, with anxiety, or with zeal or wrath - as persecutors do. But here the word seems properly to be connected with "arrows;" and the sense is, as rendered by Gesenius, "he maketh his arrows flaming;" that is, burning - alluding to the ancient custom of shooting ignited darts or arrows into besieged towns or camps, for the purpose of setting them on fire, as well as for the purpose of inflicting greater personal injury. The sense is, that God had prepared the means of certain destruction for the wicked. The reference here is not necessarily to persecutors, but what is said here pertains to all the wicked unless they repent.
LibrarySelf-Respect and Self-Righteousness
PSALM vii. 8. Give sentence for me, O Lord, according to my righteousness; and according to the innocency that is in me. Is this speech self-righteous? If so, it is a bad speech; for self- righteousness is a bad temper of mind; there are few worse. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar. …
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God
Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
He sent out His arrows, and scattered them, And lightning flashes in abundance, and routed them.
For You will make them turn their back; You will aim with Your bowstrings at their faces.
Your arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under You; Your arrows are in the heart of the King's enemies.
But God will shoot at them with an arrow; Suddenly they will be wounded.
Flash forth lightning and scatter them; Send out Your arrows and confuse them.
Its arrows are sharp and all its bows are bent; The hoofs of its horses seem like flint and its chariot wheels like a whirlwind.
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