Psalm 76:3
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New International Version
There he broke the flashing arrows, the shields and the swords, the weapons of war.

New Living Translation
There he has broken the fiery arrows of the enemy, the shields and swords and weapons of war. Interlude

English Standard Version
There he broke the flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah

New American Standard Bible
There He broke the flaming arrows, The shield and the sword and the weapons of war. Selah.

King James Bible
There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There He shatters the bow's flaming arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah

International Standard Version
There he shattered sharp arrows, shields, swords, and weapons of war. Interlude

NET Bible
There he shattered the arrows, the shield, the sword, and the rest of the weapons of war. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
There he broke the flaming arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There he shattered the arms of bows, the supply of arms and the sword in war.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There he destroyed flaming arrows, shields, swords, and weapons of war. [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
There He broke the fiery shafts of the bow; The shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah

New American Standard 1977
There He broke the flaming arrows,
            The shield, and the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
There he broke the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the war. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
There broke he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

American King James Version
There broke he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

American Standard Version
There he brake the arrows of the bow; The shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah

Douay-Rheims Bible
There hath he broken the powers of bows, the shield, the sword, and the battie.

Darby Bible Translation
There broke he the flashings of the bow, shield and sword and battle. Selah.

English Revised Version
There he brake the arrows of the bow; the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
There he broke the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

World English Bible
There he broke the flaming arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
There he hath shivered arrows of a bow, Shield, and sword, and battle. Selah.
Study Bible
God's Name is Great in Israel
2His tabernacle is in Salem; His dwelling place also is in Zion. 3There He broke the flaming arrows, The shield and the sword and the weapons of war. Selah. 4You are resplendent, More majestic than the mountains of prey.…
Cross References
Psalm 24:8
Who is the King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle.

Psalm 46:9
He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire.

Psalm 76:4
You are resplendent, More majestic than the mountains of prey.

Jeremiah 51:56
For the destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon, And her mighty men will be captured, Their bows are shattered; For the LORD is a God of recompense, He will fully repay.

Ezekiel 39:3
"I will strike your bow from your left hand and dash down your arrows from your right hand.
Treasury of Scripture

There broke he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

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Psalm 46:9 He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, …

2 Chronicles 14:12,13 So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and …

2 Chronicles 20:25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them…

2 Chronicles 32:21 And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valor, …

Isaiah 37:35,36 For I will defend this city to save it for my own sake, and for my …

Ezekiel 39:4,5,9,10 You shall fall on the mountains of Israel, you, and all your bands, …

(3) There.--This word in Psalm 14:5 does not appear to have a strictly definite local sense; and here may refer to time, possibly to some event, which we are not able with certainty to recover.

Arrows.--Literally, flashes. (See Note, Song of Solomon 8:6.) The image may be derived from the lightning speed of the flight of arrows, or from the custom of shooting bolts tipped with flame (see Note, Psalm 7:13), or the connection may be from the metaphor in Psalm 91:5-6, since the Hebrew word here used denotes pestilence in Habakkuk 3:5.

The shield, the sword, and the battle--Hosea 2:18 is the original of this. (Comp. Psalm 46:9.) Notice the fine poetic touch in the climactic use of battle to sum up all the weapons of war.

Verse 3. - There brake he the arrows of the bow. The expression "there" seems certainly to show that the deliverance celebrated took place at, or very near to, Jerusalem. This would sufficiently suit the destruction of Sennacherib's army, which certainly occurred in the neighbourhood, though not very close to the city (see 2 Kings 19:32, 38). The word translated "arrows" (רשׁפי) means properly "lightnings" (comp. Psalm 78:48), and expresses the swift flight of the arrow, not actual "fiery darts." The shield, and the sword, and the battle; rather, the war equipment (Kay, Cheyne). There brake he the arrows of the bow.... The Targum is,

"there brake he the arrows and the bows of the people that make war;''

the word translated "arrows", signifies "sparks or coals of fire"; see Job 5:7 and is used of arrows, because they fly swiftly, as sparks do, or because of their brightness, or because fiery; so we read of "the fiery darts of Satan", Ephesians 6:16, and perhaps they may be meant here: when Christ our Lord suffered near Jerusalem, he spoiled principalities and powers, and broke their strength and might, and made peace by the blood of his cross, in which he triumphed over them; for the destroying of these instruments of war with what follow:

the shield, and the sword, and the battle, is expressive of making wars to cease, and causing peace; and may include the peace which was all the world over at the birth of Christ, and was foretold and expressed in much such language as here, Zechariah 9:9, and also that which was made by his sufferings and death, and which was published in his Gospel by his apostles, whom he sent forth unarmed, whose weapons were not carnal, but spiritual; and likewise the spiritual peace he gives to his people, quenching the fiery darts of Satan, and delivering them from the archers that shoot at them, and sorely grieve them; as well as that peace which shall be in the world and churches in the latter day; see Psalm 46:11,

Selah. See Gill on Psalm 3:2. 3. brake … the arrows—literally, "thunderbolts" (Ps 78:48), from their rapid flight or ignition (compare Ps 18:14; Eph 6:16).

the battle—for arms (Ho 2:18).76:1-6 Happy people are those who have their land filled with the knowledge of God! happy persons that have their hearts filled with that knowledge! It is the glory and happiness of a people to have God among them by his ordinances. Wherein the enemies of the church deal proudly, it will appear that God is above them. See the power of God's rebukes. With pleasure may Christians apply this to the advantages bestowed by the Redeemer.
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