Psalm 89:23
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New International Version
I will crush his foes before him and strike down his adversaries.

New Living Translation
I will beat down his adversaries before him and destroy those who hate him.

English Standard Version
I will crush his foes before him and strike down those who hate him.

New American Standard Bible
"But I shall crush his adversaries before him, And strike those who hate him.

King James Bible
And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will crush his foes before him and strike those who hate him.

International Standard Version
I will crush his enemies before him and strike those who hate him.

NET Bible
I will crush his enemies before him; I will strike down those who hate him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I shall destroy his enemies from before him and I shall defeat his haters.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will crush his enemies in front of him and defeat those who hate him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But I will break down his foes before his face and smite those that hate him.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

American King James Version
And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

American Standard Version
And I will beat down his adversaries before him, And smite them that hate him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will cut down his enemies before his face; and them that hate him I will put to flight.

Darby Bible Translation
But I will beat down his adversaries before his face, and will smite them that hate him.

English Revised Version
And I will beat down his adversaries before him, and smite them that hate him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will beat down his foes before his face, and afflict them that hate him.

World English Bible
I will beat down his adversaries before him, and strike those who hate him.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have beaten down before him his adversaries, And those hating him I plague,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

89:19-37 The Lord anointed David with the holy oil, not only as an emblem of the graces and gifts he received, but as a type of Christ, the King Priest, and Prophet, anointed with the Holy Ghost without measure. David after his anointing, was persecuted, but none could gain advantage against him. Yet all this was a faint shadow of the Redeemer's sufferings, deliverance, glory, and authority, in whom alone these predictions and promises are fully brought to pass. He is the mighty God. This is the Redeemer appointed for us, who alone is able to complete the work of our salvation. Let us seek an interest in these blessings, by the witness of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. As the Lord corrected the posterity of David for their transgressions, so his people shall be corrected for their sins. Yet it is but a rod, not a sword; it is to correct, not to destroy. It is a rod in the hand of God, who is wise, and knows what he does; gracious, and will do what is best. It is a rod which they shall never feel, but when there is need. As the sun and moon remain in heaven, whatever changes there seem to be in them, and again appear in due season; so the covenant of grace made in Christ, whatever alteration seems to come to it, should not be questioned.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 23. - And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him (comp. 2 Samuel 7:9).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And I will beat down his foes before his face,.... In Judea, and in the Gentile world; more especially in Rome Pagan, and Rome Papal; in the most public manner, before his Gospel, and the ministry of it by his servants; and they shall either submit unto it, or be broken to pieces as a potter's vessel; for he must reign till all enemies are put under his feet, 1 Corinthians 15:25,

and plague them that hate him; that would not have him to reign over them, the unbelieving Jews, and all the followers of antichrist; who are either plagued with the judgments of God here, or with everlasting punishment hereafter, with which they will be tormented for ever and ever, Luke 19:14 or "strike" (d) them with a rod of iron, with his wrath and vengeance; strike them down to the ground, and to the lowest hell.

(d) "percutiam", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Piscator, Michaelis.



Psalm 89:23 Additional Commentaries
Context
I will Sing of His Love Forever
22"The enemy will not deceive him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him. 23"But I shall crush his adversaries before him, And strike those who hate him. 24"My faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him, And in My name his horn will be exalted.…
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.

2 Samuel 7:10
And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning

Psalm 2:9
You will break them with a rod of iron; you will dash them to pieces like pottery."

Psalm 18:40
You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
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