New Living Translation
They swarmed around me like bees; they blazed against me like a crackling fire. But I destroyed them all with the authority of the LORD.
King James Bible
They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
Darby Bible Translation
They encompassed me like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of Jehovah have I destroyed them.
World English Bible
They surrounded me like bees. They are quenched like the burning thorns. In the name of Yahweh I cut them off.
Young's Literal Translation
They compassed me about as bees, They have been extinguished as a fire of thorns, In the name of Jehovah I surely cut them off.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
118:12 Bees - ln great numbers. Thorns - Which burns fiercely, but quickly spends itself.
LibraryThe Monk Nilus.
Nilus was born at Rossano, in Calabria, in the year 910, of an old Greek family. His pious parents, to whom only one child, a daughter, had been given, besought the Lord that he would give them a son. This prayer was heard, and that son was Nilus. They carried the child to the church, and consecrated him to the service of God. On that account, also, they gave him the name of Nilus, after a venerated monk of the fifth century, distinguished by his spirit of vital Christianity, and to whose example …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
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The Evolution of Early Congregationalism the Stone which the Builders Rejected is Become the Head of the Corner. --Psalm cxviii
Epistle vii. To Anastasius, Patriarch of Antioch .
"And when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you will know that the time of its destruction has arrived.
But the Amorites who lived there came out against you like a swarm of bees. They chased and battered you all the way from Seir to Hormah.
God will sweep them away, both young and old, faster than a pot heats over burning thorns.
A fool's laughter is quickly gone, like thorns crackling in a fire. This also is meaningless.
I called forth the mighty army of Egypt with all its chariots and horses. I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned, their lives snuffed out like a smoldering candlewick.
His enemies, tangled like thornbushes and staggering like drunks, will be burned up like dry stubble in a field.
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