New International Version
But do not kill them, Lord our shield, or my people will forget. In your might uproot them and bring them down.
King James Bible
Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
Darby Bible Translation
Slay them not, lest my people forget; by thy power make them wander, and bring them down, O Lord, our shield.
World English Bible
Don't kill them, or my people may forget. Scatter them by your power, and bring them down, Lord our shield.
Young's Literal Translation
Slay them not, lest my people forget, Shake them by Thy strength, And bring them down, O Lord our shield.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Slay them not, lest my people forget - I believe the Chaldee gives the true sense of this verse: "Do not slay them suddenly, lest my people should forget. Drive them from their habitations by thy power, and reduce them to poverty by the loss of their property." Preserve them long in a state of chastisement that Israel may see thou hast undertaken for them: that thy hand is on the wicked for evil and on them for good. The Canaanites were not suddenly destroyed; they were left to be pricks in the eyes and thorns in the sides of the Israelites. It is in a sense somewhat similar that the words are used here.
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Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Look on our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one.
make their descendants fall among the nations and scatter them throughout the lands.
Send forth lightning and scatter the enemy; shoot your arrows and rout them.
At the uproar of your army, the peoples flee; when you rise up, the nations scatter.
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