New International Version
You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me.
King James Bible
For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
Darby Bible Translation
And thou girdedst me with strength to battle; thou didst subdue under me those that rose up against me.
World English Bible
For you have armed me with strength to the battle. You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
Young's Literal Translation
And Thou girdest me with strength for battle, Causest my withstanders to bow under me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Enlarged my steps - See on Psalm 18:19 (note). From the hand of God he had continual prosperity; and while he walked with God no enemy was able to prevail against him. He details his successes in the following verses.
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subdued [heb.] caused to bow
LibraryAugust 2. "Thy Gentleness Hath Made Me Great" (Ps. xviii. 35).
"Thy gentleness hath made me great" (Ps. xviii. 35). The blessed Comforter is gentle, tender, and full of patience and love. How gentle are God's dealings even with sinners! How patient His forbearance! How tender His discipline, with His own erring children! How He led Jacob, Joseph, Israel, David, Elijah, and all His ancient servants, until they could truly say, "Thy gentleness hath made me great." The heart in which the Holy Spirit dwells will always be characterized by gentleness, lowliness, …
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"The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with strength.
It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.
He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me,
He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.
I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me,
Why will your warriors be laid low? They cannot stand, for the LORD will push them down.
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