New International Version
All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the LORD I cut them down.
King James Bible
All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
Darby Bible Translation
All nations encompassed me; but in the name of Jehovah have I destroyed them.
World English Bible
All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of Yahweh, I cut them off.
Young's Literal Translation
All nations have compassed me about, In the name of Jehovah I surely cut them off.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All nations compassed me about - This is by some supposed to relate to David, at the commencement of his reign, when all the neighboring Philistine nations endeavored to prevent him from establishing himself in the kingdom. Others suppose it may refer to the Samaritans, Idumeans, Ammonites, and others, who endeavored to prevent the Jews from rebuilding their city and their temple after their return from captivity in Babylon.
But in the name of the Lord will I destroy them - Dr. Kennicott renders אמילם amilam, "I shall disappoint them;" Bishop Horsley, "I cut them to pieces;" Mr. N. Berlin, repuli eas, "I have repelled them." "I will cut them off;" Chaldee. Ultus sum in eos, "I am avenged on them;" Vulgate. So the Septuagint.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
destroy them. Heb. cut them off
LibraryJune the Thirtieth God My Strength and Song
"The Lord is my strength and my song." --PSALM cxviii. 14-21. Yes, first of all "my strength" and then "my song"! For what song can there be where there is languor and fainting? What brave music can be born in an organ which is short of breath? There must first be strength if we would have fine harmonies. And so the good Lord comes to the songless, and with holy power He brings the gift of "saving health." "And my song"! For when life is healthy it instinctively breaks into song. The happy, contented …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
The Entry into Jerusalem.
Letter xx. To Pope Damasus.
Of the Conformity of Our Will to that Will of God's which is Signified to us by his Commandments.
"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.
The people of Gaza were told, "Samson is here!" So they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the city gate. They made no move during the night, saying, "At dawn we'll kill him."
I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.
With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.
You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.
Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land; I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the LORD.
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