New International Version
May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,
King James Bible
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
Darby Bible Translation
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand:
World English Bible
May the high praises of God be in their mouths, and a two-edged sword in their hand;
Young's Literal Translation
The exaltation of God is in their throat, And a two-edged sword in their hand.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let the high praises of God - Let them sing songs the most sublime, with the loudest noise consistent with harmony.
And a two-edged sword in their hand - Perhaps there is an allusion here to the manner in which the Jews were obliged to labor in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem: "Every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon," Nehemiah 4:17.
The two-edged sword, in Hebrew, is פיפיות pipiyoth, "mouth mouths."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
mouth. Heb. throat
and a two-edged
Heinrich Suso Ps. cxlix. 3 To praise Him in the dance! O glorious day! The pilgrim journey done-- No more press forward on the weary way, For all is reached and won! His Hand at last, the Hand once pierced for me, For ever holdeth mine; O Lord, no songs, no harps of heaven wil be Sweet as one word of Thine. Lord, altogether lovely! then at last High shall the guerdon be, Thy kiss outweigh the weary ages past Of hearts that brake for Thee. ...... Yet now I know Thee as the hidden Bread, The living …
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others
Wisdom and Revelation.
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other,
I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue.
Listen to the fugitives and refugees from Babylon declaring in Zion how the LORD our God has taken vengeance, vengeance for his temple.
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