Psalm 9:3
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New International Version
My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.

King James Bible
When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

Darby Bible Translation
When mine enemies turned back, they stumbled and perished at thy presence:

World English Bible
When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish in your presence.

Young's Literal Translation
In mine enemies turning backward, they stumble and perish from Thy face.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When mine enemies are turned back - It is a sure sign of a nearly approaching complete conquest over sin, when, by resistance to its influences, it begins to lose its power. That is the time to follow on to know the Lord.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 68:1,2 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him...

Psalm 76:7 You, even you, are to be feared: and who may stand in your sight when once you are angry?

Psalm 80:16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of your countenance.

Isaiah 64:3 When you did terrible things which we looked not for, you came down, the mountains flowed down at your presence.

2 Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

Revelation 6:12-17 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair...

Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away...

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Dilemma and Deliverance
Now, this morning, in addressing you, I shall divide my text into three parts. First, I shall note a certain fiery dart of Satan; secondly, I shall point out to you heaven's divine buckler, as hinted at in the text--"Thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee;" and then, in the third place, I shall notice man's precious privilege of seeking God, and so of arming himself against Satan. I. First, then, I am to dwell for a little time upon A CERTAIN FIERY DART OF SATAN WHICH IS CONSTANTLY SHOT
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 6: 1860

A Few Sighs from Hell;
or, The Groans of the Damned Soul: or, An Exposition of those Words in the Sixteenth of Luke, Concerning the Rich Man and the Beggar WHEREIN IS DISCOVERED THE LAMENTABLE STATE OF THE DAMNED; THEIR CRIES, THEIR DESIRES IN THEIR DISTRESSES, WITH THE DETERMINATION OF GOD UPON THEM. A GOOD WARNING WORD TO SINNERS, BOTH OLD AND YOUNG, TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION BETIMES, AND TO SEEK, BY FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST, TO AVOID, LEST THEY COME INTO THE SAME PLACE OF TORMENT. Also, a Brief Discourse touching the
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Trials of the Christian
AFFLICTION--ITS NATURE AND BENEFITS. The school of the cross is the school of light; it discovers the world's vanity, baseness, and wickedness, and lets us see more of God's mind. Out of dark afflictions comes a spiritual light. In times of affliction, we commonly meet with the sweetest experiences of the love of God. The end of affliction is the discovery of sin; and of that, to bring us to a Saviour. Doth not God ofttimes even take occasion, by the hardest of things that come upon us, to visit
John Bunyan—The Riches of Bunyan

The Care of the Soul Urged as the one Thing Needful
Luke 10:42 -- "But one thing is needful." It was the amiable character of our blessed Redeemer, that "he went about doing good," this great motive, which animated all his actions, brought him to the house of his friend Lazarus, at Bethany, and directed his behavior there. Though it was a season of recess from public labor, our Lord brought the sentiments and the pious cares of a preacher of righteousness into the parlor of a friend; and there his doctrine dropped as the rain, and distilled as the
George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

Cross References
Psalm 27:2
When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.

Psalm 56:9
Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.

Psalm 64:8
He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.

Psalm 68:2
May you blow them away like smoke-- as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God.

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