Psalm 18:37
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New International Version
I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.

New Living Translation
I chased my enemies and caught them; I did not stop until they were conquered.

English Standard Version
I pursued my enemies and overtook them, and did not turn back till they were consumed.

New American Standard Bible
I pursued my enemies and overtook them, And I did not turn back until they were consumed.

King James Bible
I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I pursue my enemies and overtake them; I do not turn back until they are wiped out.

International Standard Version
I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn around until they were utterly defeated.

NET Bible
I chase my enemies and catch them; I do not turn back until I wipe them out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall pursue my enemies and overtake them and I shall not return until I finish them off.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I chased my enemies and caught up with them. I did not return until I had ended their lives.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I shall pursue my enemies and overtake them: neither shall I turn again until they are consumed.

King James 2000 Bible
I have pursued my enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

American King James Version
I have pursued my enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

American Standard Version
I will pursue mine enemies, and overtake them; Neither will I turn again till they are consumed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will pursue after my enemies, and overtake them: and I will not turn again till they are consumed.

Darby Bible Translation
I pursued mine enemies, and overtook them; and I turned not again till they were consumed.

English Revised Version
I will pursue mine enemies, and overtake them: neither will I turn again till they are consumed.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have pursued my enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

World English Bible
I will pursue my enemies, and overtake them. Neither will I turn again until they are consumed.

Young's Literal Translation
I pursue mine enemies, and overtake them, And turn back not till they are consumed.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:32, and the following verses, are the gifts of God to the spiritual warrior, whereby he is prepared for the contest, after the example of his victorious Leader. Learn that we must seek release being made through Christ, shall be rejected. In David the type, we behold out of trouble through Christ. The prayer put up, without reconciliation Jesus our Redeemer, conflicting with enemies, compassed with sorrows and with floods of ungodly men, enduring not only the pains of death, but the wrath of God for us; yet calling upon the Father with strong cries and tears; rescued from the grave; proceeding to reconcile, or to put under his feet all other enemies, till death, the last enemy, shall be destroyed. We should love the Lord, our Strength, and our Salvation; we should call on him in every trouble, and praise him for every deliverance; we should aim to walk with him in all righteousness and true holiness, keeping from sin. If we belong to him, he conquers and reigns for us, and we shall conquer and reign through him, and partake of the mercy of our anointed King, which is promised to all his seed for evermore. Amen.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 37. - I have pursued mine enemies and overtaken them (see 1 Samuel 30:8-17; 2 Samuel 8:1-13; 2 Samuel 10:6-18). Neither did I turn again till they were consumed. The greatest severities exercised by David seem to have been those against Edom (1 Kings 11:15, 16) and Ammon (2 Samuel 12:29-31). Otherwise he would seem not to have used, with any great harshness, his rights as a conqueror.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them,.... Which may refer to David's pursuing the Amalekites, who overtook them and recovered all they had carried away, 1 Samuel 30:8; so Kimchi explains it;

neither did I turn again till they were consumed; for not a man escaped, save four hundred young men that rode on camels and fled, Psalm 18:17.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

37-41. In actual conflict, with God's aid, the defeat of his enemies is certain. A present and continued success is expressed.

Psalm 18:37 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Lord is My Rock
36You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped. 37I pursued my enemies and overtook them, And I did not turn back until they were consumed. 38I shattered them, so that they were not able to rise; They fell under my feet.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 7:9
I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men on earth.

Psalm 37:20
But the wicked will perish: Though the LORD's enemies are like the flowers of the field, they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.

Psalm 44:5
Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes.
Treasury of Scripture

I have pursued my enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

Psalm 3:7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for you have smitten all my enemies …

Psalm 9:3 When my enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at your presence.

Psalm 35:2,5 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help…

Psalm 118:11,12 They compassed me about; yes, they compassed me about: but in the …

Numbers 24:17-19 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not near: there …

Isaiah 53:10-12 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when …

Isaiah 63:1-6 Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? …

Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a …

Revelation 19:19,20 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, …

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