New International Version
You have delivered me from the attacks of the people; you have made me the head of nations. People I did not know now serve me,
King James Bible
Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; thou hast made me the head of the nations: a people I knew not doth serve me.
World English Bible
You have delivered me from the strivings of the people. You have made me the head of the nations. A people whom I have not known shall serve me.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost deliver me From the strivings of the people, Thou placest me for a head of nations, A people I have not known do serve me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The strivings of the people - Disaffections and insurrections among my own subjects, as in the revolt of Absalom, the civil war of Abner in favor of Ish-bosheth, etc.
The head of the heathen - ראש גוים rosh goyim, "the chief," or "governor, of the nations;" all the circumjacent heathen people; all these were subdued by David, and brought under tribute.
A people whom I have not known - The people whom he knew were those of the twelve tribes; those whom he did not know were the Syrians, Philistines, Idumeans, etc. All these served him, that is, paid him tribute.
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2 Samuel 3:1
The war between the house of Saul and the house of David lasted a long time. David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.
2 Samuel 8:1
In the course of time, David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and he took Metheg Ammah from the control of the Philistines.
2 Samuel 19:9
Throughout the tribes of Israel, all the people were arguing among themselves, saying, "The king delivered us from the hand of our enemies; he is the one who rescued us from the hand of the Philistines. But now he has fled the country to escape from Absalom;
He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me,
Of David. Contend, LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.
And I will appoint him to be my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth.
See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a ruler and commander of the peoples.
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