Psalm 59:11
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Slay

Genesis 4:12-15 When you till the ground, it shall not from now on yield to you her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shall you be in the earth...

Judges 1:6,7 But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes...

Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward...

Ezekiel 12:15,16 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall scatter them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries...

Ezekiel 14:22,23 Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth to you...

Revelation 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

scatter

Psalm 44:11 You have given us like sheep appointed for meat; and have scattered us among the heathen.

Psalm 52:5 God shall likewise destroy you for ever, he shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place...

Leviticus 26:33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

Deuteronomy 4:27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be left few in number among the heathen, where the LORD shall lead you.

Deuteronomy 28:64 And the LORD shall scatter you among all people, from the one end of the earth even to the other; and there you shall serve other gods...

Deuteronomy 30:3,4 That then the LORD your God will turn your captivity, and have compassion on you, and will return and gather you from all the nations...

Ezekiel 12:15 And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall scatter them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries.

Luke 1:51,52 He has showed strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts...

Luke 21:21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the middle of it depart out...

bring

Job 40:12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

our shield

Psalm 3:3 But you, O LORD, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Library
Waiting and Singing
'Because of his strength will I wait upon Thee: for God is my defence.... 17. Unto Thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.'--PSALM lix. 9, 17. There is an obvious correspondence between these two verses even as they stand in our translation, and still more obviously in the Hebrew. You observe that in the former verse the words 'because of' are a supplement inserted by our translators, because they did not exactly know what to make of the bare words as they
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

St. Malachy Becomes Bishop of Connor; He Builds the Monastery of iveragh.
16. (10). At that time an episcopal see was vacant,[321] and had long been vacant, because Malachy would not assent: for they had elected him to it.[322] But they persisted, and at length he yielded when their entreaties were enforced by the command of his teacher,[323] together with that of the metropolitan.[324] It was when he was just entering the thirtieth year of his age,[325] that he was consecrated bishop and brought to Connor; for that was the name of the city through ignorance of Irish ecclesiastical
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:9
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.

Deuteronomy 6:12
be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

Psalm 18:2
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.

Psalm 84:9
Look on our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one.

Psalm 106:27
make their descendants fall among the nations and scatter them throughout the lands.

Psalm 144:6
Send forth lightning and scatter the enemy; shoot your arrows and rout them.

Isaiah 33:3
At the uproar of your army, the peoples flee; when you rise up, the nations scatter.

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