New International Version
so pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your storm.
King James Bible
So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
Darby Bible Translation
So pursue them with thy tempest, and terrify them with thy whirlwind.
World English Bible
so pursue them with your tempest, and terrify them with your storm.
Young's Literal Translation
So dost Thou pursue them with Thy whirlwind, And with Thy hurricane troublest them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
So persecute them - In this and the two following verses we find several awful execrations; and all this seems to be done in reference to that ancient custom, "pouring execrations on an enemy previously to battle." Of this I have already given specimens in this work; and the reader is particularly requested to refer to the case of Balaam being hired by the king of Moab to curse Israel previously to his intended attack: see the note on Numbers 22:6, where the subject is treated at large.
This custom prevailed much among the Romans, and the ancient Druids of Britain. In all cases the priests were employed to utter the execrations, as they were supposed to have the greatest influence with the gods, in whose name the curses were uttered.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryPeriod ii. The Church from the Permanent Division of the Empire Until the Collapse of the Western Empire and the First Schism Between the East and the West, or Until About A. D. 500
In the second period of the history of the Church under the Christian Empire, the Church, although existing in two divisions of the Empire and experiencing very different political fortunes, may still be regarded as forming a whole. The theological controversies distracting the Church, although different in the two halves of the Graeco-Roman world, were felt to some extent in both divisions of the Empire and not merely in the one in which they were principally fought out; and in the condemnation …
Joseph Cullen Ayer Jr., Ph.D.—A Source Book for Ancient Church History
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He would crush me with a storm and multiply my wounds for no reason.
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