New Living Translation
Arise, O LORD! Rescue me, my God! Slap all my enemies in the face! Shatter the teeth of the wicked!
King James Bible
Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
Darby Bible Translation
Arise, Jehovah; save me, my God! For thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheekbone, thou hast broken the teeth of the wicked.
World English Bible
Arise, Yahweh! Save me, my God! For you have struck all of my enemies on the cheek bone. You have broken the teeth of the wicked.
Young's Literal Translation
Rise, O Jehovah! save me, my God. Because Thou hast smitten All mine enemies on the cheek. The teeth of the wicked Thou hast broken.
Psalm 3:7 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:7 Cheek bone - Which implies contempt and reproach. Teeth - Their strength and the instruments of their cruelty. He compares them to wild beasts.
LibraryChrist's Kingly Office
Q-26: HOW DOES CHRIST EXECUTE THE OFFICE OF A KING? A: In subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies. Let us consider now Christ's regal office. And he has on his vesture, and on his thigh, a name written, "King of kings, and Lord of lords", Rev 19:16. Jesus Christ is of mighty renown, he is a king; (1.) he has a kingly title. High and Lofty.' Isa 57:15. (2.) He has his insignia regalia, his ensigns of royalty; corona est insigne …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
People jeer and laugh at me. They slap my cheek in contempt. A mob gathers against me.
I broke the jaws of godless oppressors and plucked their victims from their teeth.
Return, O LORD, and rescue me. Save me because of your unfailing love.
Arise, O LORD, in anger! Stand up against the fury of my enemies! Wake up, my God, and bring justice!
Arise, O LORD! Stand against them, and bring them to their knees! Rescue me from the wicked with your sword!
and rescues me from my enemies. You hold me safe beyond the reach of my enemies; you save me from violent opponents.
Give victory to our king, O LORD! Answer our cry for help.
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