Psalm 81:14
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New American Standard Bible
"I would quickly subdue their enemies And turn My hand against their adversaries.

King James Bible
I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

Darby Bible Translation
I would soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

World English Bible
I would soon subdue their enemies, and turn my hand against their adversaries.

Young's Literal Translation
As a little thing their enemies I cause to bow, And against their adversaries I turn back My hand,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

I should soon have subdued their enemies - This is one of the consequences which, it is said, would have followed if they had been obedient to the laws of God. The phrase rendered soon means literally like a little; that is, as we might say, in a little, to wit, in a little time. The word rendered subdued means to bow down; to be curved or bent; and the idea is, that he would have caused them to bow down, to wit, by submission before them. Compare Deuteronomy 32:29-30.

And turned my hand against their adversaries - Against those who oppressed and wronged them. The act of turning the hand against one is significant of putting him away - repelling him - disowning him - as when we would thrust one away from us with aversion.

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How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
We come now to speak more particularly to the words; and, first, Of his being a way. Our design being to point at the way of use-making of Christ in all our necessities, straits, and difficulties which are in our way to heaven; and particularly to point out the way how believers should make use of Christ in all their particular exigencies; and so live by faith in him, walk in him, grow up in him, advance and march forward toward glory in him. It will not be amiss to speak of this fulness of Christ
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

The Fifth Day in Passion-Week - Make Ready the Passover!'
When the traitor returned from Jerusalem on the Wednesday afternoon, the Passover, in the popular and canonical, though not in the Biblical sense, was close at hand. It began on the 14th Nisan, that is, from the appearance of the first three stars on Wednesday evening [the evening of what had been the 13th], and ended with the first three stars on Thursday evening [the evening of what had been the 14th day of Nisan]. As this is an exceedingly important point, it is well here to quote the precise
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Psalm 18:47
The God who executes vengeance for me, And subdues peoples under me.

Psalm 47:3
He subdues peoples under us And nations under our feet.

Amos 1:8
"I will also cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, And him who holds the scepter, from Ashkelon; I will even unleash My power upon Ekron, And the remnant of the Philistines will perish," Says the Lord GOD.

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