New International Version
They did not remember his power-- the day he redeemed them from the oppressor,
King James Bible
They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy.
Darby Bible Translation
They remembered not his hand, the day when he delivered them from the oppressor,
World English Bible
They didn't remember his hand, nor the day when he redeemed them from the adversary;
Young's Literal Translation
They have not remembered His hand The day He ransomed them from the adversary.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Limited the Holy One of Israel - The Chaldee translates, "And the Holy One of Israel they signed with a sign." The Hebrew word התוו hithvu is supposed to come from the root תוה tavah, which signifies to mark; and hence the letter ת tau, which in the ancient Hebrew character had the form of a cross X, had its name probably because it was used as a mark. Mr. Bate observes that in hithpael it signifies to challenge or accuse; as one who gives his quark or pledge upon a trial, and causes his adversary to do the same. Here it most obviously means an insult offered to God.
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the enemy. or, affliction
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'That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.'--PSALM lxxviii. 7. In its original application this verse is simply a statement of God's purpose in giving to Israel the Law, and such a history of deliverance. The intention was that all future generations might remember what He had done, and be encouraged by the remembrance to hope in Him for the future; and by both memory and hope, be impelled to the discharge of present duty. So, then, the words …
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and did not remember the LORD their God, who had rescued them from the hands of all their enemies on every side.
They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them,
It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.
With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.
When our ancestors were in Egypt, they gave no thought to your miracles; they did not remember your many kindnesses, and they rebelled by the sea, the Red Sea.
He saved them from the hand of the foe; from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.
Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story-- those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
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