New American Standard Bible
You also turn back the edge of his sword And have not made him stand in battle.
King James Bible
Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.
Darby Bible Translation
Yea, thou hast turned back the edge of his sword, and hast not made him stand in the battle.
World English Bible
Yes, you turn back the edge of his sword, and haven't supported him in battle.
Young's Literal Translation
Also -- Thou turnest back the sharpness of his sword, And hast not established him in battle,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword - That is, Thou hast turned it away, so that when it is raised to strike, it does not descend on the object aimed at by the blow. The meaning is, that he had not been successful in battle, or had been defeated.
And hast not made him to stand in the battle - To stand firm; to hold his ground. He has been driven back; his forces have fled.
LibrarySeptember the Sixteenth the Steadfastness of the Lord
"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 …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
A vision of the King.
His Future Work
You cause us to turn back from the adversary; And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.
You have made his splendor to cease And cast his throne to the ground.
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