New American Standard Bible
They did not remember His power, The day when He redeemed them from the adversary,
King James Bible
They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy.
Darby Bible Translation
They remembered not his hand, the day when he delivered them from the oppressor,
World English Bible
They didn't remember his hand, nor the day when he redeemed them from the adversary;
Young's Literal Translation
They have not remembered His hand The day He ransomed them from the adversary.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They remembered not his hand - His gracious interpositions; the manifestations of his power. They forgot that power had been exercised which showed that he was omnipotent - that there was no limit to his ability to aid them.
Nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy - The time when he rescued them. The power then manifested was sufficient to defend and deliver them in any new dangers that could befall them. The margin is, from affliction. The Hebrew will admit of either interpretation. The sense is not materially changed.
Among such sins of the first table is that described in our text. It is consequently one of the masterpieces of iniquity, and we shall do well to purge ourselves of it. It is full of evil to ourselves, and is calculated to dishonor both God and man, therefore let us be in earnest to cut it up both root and branch. I think we have all been guilty of this in our measure; and we are not free from it even to this day. Whether we be saints or sinners, we may stand here and make our humble confession that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
"The Sun of Righteousness"
A Jealous God
Thus the sons of Israel did not remember the LORD their God, who had delivered them from the hands of all their enemies on every side;
"They refused to listen, And did not remember Your wondrous deeds which You had performed among them; So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But You are a God of forgiveness, Gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness; And You did not forsake them.
For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them.
You have by Your power redeemed Your people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; They did not remember Your abundant kindnesses, But rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.
So He saved them from the hand of the one who hated them, And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary
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