Psalm 18:14
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New International Version
He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them.

New Living Translation
He shot his arrows and scattered his enemies; his lightning flashed, and they were greatly confused.

English Standard Version
And he sent out his arrows and scattered them; he flashed forth lightnings and routed them.

New American Standard Bible
He sent out His arrows, and scattered them, And lightning flashes in abundance, and routed them.

King James Bible
Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He shot His arrows and scattered them; He hurled lightning bolts and routed them.

International Standard Version
He shot his arrows and scattered them; with many lightning bolts he frightened them.

NET Bible
He shot his arrows and scattered them, many lightning bolts and routed them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He sent his arrows and scattered them; he increased his lightnings and he troubled them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He shot his arrows and scattered them. He flashed streaks of lightning and threw them into confusion.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And He sent out His arrows, and scattered them; And He shot forth lightnings, and discomfited them.

New American Standard 1977
And He sent out His arrows, and scattered them,
            And lightning flashes in abundance, and routed them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He sent out his arrows and scattered them; he shot out lightnings and destroyed them.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and vanquished them.

American King James Version
Yes, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightning, and discomfited them.

American Standard Version
And he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; Yea, lightnings manifold, and discomfited them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he sent forth his arrows, and he scattered them: he multiplied lightnings, and troubled them.

Darby Bible Translation
And he sent his arrows, and scattered [mine enemies]; and he shot forth lightnings, and discomfited them.

English Revised Version
And he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; yea, lightnings manifold, and discomfited them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yes, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

World English Bible
He sent out his arrows, and scattered them; Yes, great lightning bolts, and routed them.

Young's Literal Translation
And He sendeth His arrows and scattereth them, And much lightning, and crusheth them.
Study Bible
The Lord is My Rock
13The LORD also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire. 14He sent out His arrows, and scattered them, And lightning flashes in abundance, and routed them. 15Then the channels of water appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare At Your rebuke, O LORD, At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.…
Word Study

Yea he sent out
shalach  (shaw-lakh')
to send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications)

his arrows
chets  (khayts)
a piercer, i.e. an arrow; by implication, a wound; figuratively, (of God) thunder-bolt; the shaft of a spear

and scattered
puwts  (poots)
to dash in pieces, literally or figuratively (especially to disperse)

them and he shot out
rabab  (raw-bab')
to shoot an arrow -- shoot.

lightnings
baraq  (baw-rawk')
lightning; by analogy, a gleam; concretely, a flashing sword -- bright, glitter(-ing sword), lightning.

and discomfited
hamam  (haw-mam')
to put in commotion; by implication, to disturb, drive, destroy -- break, consume, crush, destroy, discomfit, trouble, vex.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:1-19 The first words, I will love thee, O Lord, my strength, are the scope and contents of the psalm. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. It is good for us to observe all the circumstances of a mercy which magnify the power of God and his goodness to us in it. David was a praying man, and God was found a prayer-hearing God. If we pray as he did, we shall speed as he did. God's manifestation of his presence is very fully described, ver. 7-15. Little appeared of man, but much of God, in these deliverances. It is not possible to apply to the history of the son of Jesse those awful, majestic, and stupendous words which are used through this description of the Divine manifestation. Every part of so solemn a scene of terrors tells us, a greater than David is here. God will not only deliver his people out of their troubles in due time, but he will bear them up under their troubles in the mean time. Can we meditate on ver. 18, without directing one thought to Gethsemane and Calvary? Can we forget that it was in the hour of Christ's deepest calamity, when Judas betrayed, when his friends forsook, when the multitude derided him, and the smiles of his Father's love were withheld, that the powers of darkness prevented him? The sorrows of death surrounded him, in his distress he prayed, Heb 5:7. God made the earth to shake and tremble, and the rocks to cleave, and brought him out, in his resurrection, because he delighted in him and in his undertaking.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:23
'I will heap misfortunes on them; I will use My arrows on them.

1 Samuel 2:10
"Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed."

1 Samuel 7:10
Now Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, and the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day against the Philistines and confused them, so that they were routed before Israel.

Psalm 7:13
He has also prepared for Himself deadly weapons; He makes His arrows fiery shafts.

Psalm 11:6
Upon the wicked He will rain snares; Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup.

Psalm 45:5
Your arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under You; Your arrows are in the heart of the King's enemies.

Psalm 68:30
Rebuke the beasts in the reeds, The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples, Trampling under foot the pieces of silver; He has scattered the peoples who delight in war.

Psalm 77:17
The clouds poured out water; The skies gave forth a sound; Your arrows flashed here and there.

Psalm 89:10
You Yourself crushed Rahab like one who is slain; You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.

Psalm 144:6
Flash forth lightning and scatter them; Send out Your arrows and confuse them.
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Deuteronomy 32:23,42 I will heap mischiefs on them; I will spend my arrows on them…

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Isaiah 30:30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall …

Habakkuk 3:11 The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of …

he shot

Psalm 144:6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out your arrows, and destroy them.

Job 38:35 Can you send lightning, that they may go and say to you, Here we are?

Job 40:9-12 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him…

Zechariah 9:14,15 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth …

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