New American Standard Bible
"But I shall crush his adversaries before him, And strike those who hate him.
King James Bible
And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
Darby Bible Translation
But I will beat down his adversaries before his face, and will smite them that hate him.
World English Bible
I will beat down his adversaries before him, and strike those who hate him.
Young's Literal Translation
And I have beaten down before him his adversaries, And those hating him I plague,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And I will beat down his foes before his face - I will crush them, or destroy them: showing that the power of doing this was not his own, but was the power of God exerted in his behalf.
And plague them that hate him - His enemies. I will bring "plagues" upon them: calamities, judgments, afflictions. The word is commonly used to denote those judgments which come directly from the hand of God - as famine, pestilence, wasting sickness, the plague, or the "plagues" of Egypt. Exodus 12:13; Exodus 30:12; Numbers 8:19; Numbers 17:11-12. These are all in the hand of God, and can be employed at his pleasure, as storms and tempests may be, in executing his purposes.
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"My covenant shall stand fast." --PSALM lxxxix. 19-29. Such a divine assurance ought to make me perfectly quiet in spirit. Restlessness in a Christian always spells disloyalty. The uncertainty is born of suspicion. There is a rift in the faith, and the disturbing breath of the devil blows through, and destroys my peace. If I am sure of my great Ally, my heart will not be troubled, neither will it be afraid. And such a divine assurance ought to make me bold in will and majestic in labour. I ought …
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2 Samuel 7:9
"I have been with you wherever you have gone and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make you a great name, like the names of the great men who are on the earth.
2 Samuel 7:10
"I will also appoint a place for My people Israel and will plant them, that they may live in their own place and not be disturbed again, nor will the wicked afflict them any more as formerly,
'You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.'"
You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me, And I destroyed those who hated me.
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