New International Version
foreigners cower before me; as soon as they hear of me, they obey me.
King James Bible
As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
Darby Bible Translation
At the hearing of the ear, they obey me: strangers come cringing unto me.
World English Bible
As soon as they hear of me they shall obey me. The foreigners shall submit themselves to me.
Young's Literal Translation
At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me, Sons of a stranger feign obedience to me,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As soon as they hear of me - His victories were so rapid and splendid over powerful enemies, that they struck a general terror among the people, and several submitted without a contest.
Strangers shall submit themselves unto me - Some translate this: "The children of the foreign woman have lied unto me." This has been understood two ways: My own people, who have sworn fealty to me, have broken their obligation, and followed my rebellious son. Or, The heathens, who have been brought under my yoke, have promised the most cordial obedience, and flattered me with their tongues, while their hearts felt enmity against me and my government. Nevertheless, even in this unwilling subjection I was secure, my police being so efficient, and my kingdom so strong.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As soon, etc. [Heb.] at the hearing of the ear
strangers [heb.] sons of the stranger
shall submit. or, yield feigned obedience [heb.] lie
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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Blessed are you, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will tread on their heights."
Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.
Those who hate the LORD would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever.
Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners
deliver me; rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
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