New International Version
You will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.
King James Bible
Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.
Darby Bible Translation
For thou wilt make them turn their back; thou wilt make ready thy bowstring against their face.
World English Bible
For you will make them turn their back, when you aim drawn bows at their face.
Young's Literal Translation
For Thou makest them a butt, When Thy strings Thou preparest against their faces.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back - God can in a moment strike the most powerful and numerous army, even in the moment of victory, with panic; and then even the lame, the army which they had nearly routed, shall take the prey, and divide the spoil.
Against the face of them - Thou shalt cause them to turn their backs and fly, as if a volley of arrows had been discharged in their faces. This seems to be the sense of this difficult verse.
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make. or, set them as a butt
back [heb.] shoulder
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"I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run.
If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
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