New International Version
If you lay a hand on it, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!
King James Bible
Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
Darby Bible Translation
Lay thy hand upon him; remember the battle, -- do no more!
World English Bible
Lay your hand on him. Remember the battle, and do so no more.
Young's Literal Translation
Place on him thy hand, Remember the battle -- do not add!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Lay thine hand upon him? - Mr. Heath translates, "Be sure thou strike home. Mind thy blow: rely not upon a second stroke." Mr. Good translates: -
"Make ready thy hand against him.
Dare the contest: be firm."
He is a dangerous animal; when thou attackest him, be sure of thy advantage; if thou miss, thou art ruined. Depend not on other advantages, if thou miss the first. Kill him at once, or he will kill thee.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
It is here proposed to show, that every incumbent duty ought, in suitable circumstances, to be engaged to in the exercise of Covenanting. The law and covenant of God are co-extensive; and what is enjoined in the one is confirmed in the other. The proposals of that Covenant include its promises and its duties. The former are made and fulfilled by its glorious Originator; the latter are enjoined and obligatory on man. The duties of that Covenant are God's law; and the demands of the law are all made …
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting
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