New International Version
Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king's enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet.
King James Bible
Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Thine arrows are sharp -- peoples fall under thee -- in the heart of the king's enemies.
World English Bible
Your arrows are sharp. The nations fall under you, with arrows in the heart of the king's enemies.
Young's Literal Translation
Thine arrows are sharp, -- Peoples fall under Thee -- In the heart of the enemies of the king.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thine arrows are sharp - The arrows here may mean the convictions produced in the hearts of men by the preaching of the Gospel. The King is God himself; his enemies are sinners of all sorts. The people, the Jews, thousands of whom were pricked in their hearts under the preaching of Peter and others. All fall before Christ; those who received the word rose again by repentance and faith; those who did not, fell down-all down!
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LibraryJuly 20. "Forget Also Thine Own" (Ps. Xlv. 10).
"Forget also thine own" (Ps. xlv. 10). We, too, like the ancient Levites, must be "consecrated every one upon our son and upon our brother," and "forget our kindred and our father's house" in every sense in which they could hinder our full liberty and service for the Lord. We, too, must let our business go if it stands between us and the Lord, and in any case let it henceforth be His business and His alone, pursued for Him, controlled by Him, and its profits wholly dedicated to Him, and used as He …
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Letter Lxv. To Principia.
"God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. They devour hostile nations and break their bones in pieces; with their arrows they pierce them.
"I will heap calamities on them and spend my arrows against them.
2 Samuel 18:14
Joab said, "I'm not going to wait like this for you." So he took three javelins in his hand and plunged them into Absalom's heart while Absalom was still alive in the oak tree.
He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
For surely your enemies, LORD, surely your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered.
He will punish you with a warrior's sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom bush.
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