New American Standard Bible
There He broke the flaming arrows, The shield and the sword and the weapons of war. Selah.
King James Bible
There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
There broke he the flashings of the bow, shield and sword and battle. Selah.
World English Bible
There he broke the flaming arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
There he hath shivered arrows of a bow, Shield, and sword, and battle. Selah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
There brake he the arrows of the bow - That is, in Salem, or near Salem. The language is such as would be used in reference to invaders, or to armies that came up to storm the city. The occasion is unknown; but the meaning is, that God drove the invading army back, and showed his power in defending the city. The phrase "the arrows of the bow," is literally, "the lightnings of the bow," the word rendered "arrows" meaning properly "flame;" and then, "lightning." The idea is, that the arrows sped from the bow with the rapidity of lightning.
And the sword - That is, he disarmed his enemies, or made them as powerless as if their swords were broken.
And the battle - He broke the force of the battle; the strength of the armies drawn up for conflict.
LibraryIn the Lions' Den
[This chapter is based on Daniel 6.] When Darius the Median took the throne formerly occupied by the Babylonian rulers, he at once proceeded to reorganize the government. He "set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes; . . . and over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage. Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Beginning at Jerusalem
Who is the King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle.
He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire.
You are resplendent, More majestic than the mountains of prey.
For the destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon, And her mighty men will be captured, Their bows are shattered; For the LORD is a God of recompense, He will fully repay.
"I will strike your bow from your left hand and dash down your arrows from your right hand.
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