English Standard Version
I beat them fine as the dust of the earth; I crushed them and stamped them down like the mire of the streets.
King James Bible
Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of the street, and did spread them abroad.
American Standard Version
Then did I beat them small as the dust of the earth, I did crush them as the mire of the streets, and did spread them abroad.
I shall beat them as small as the dust of the earth: I shall crush them and spread them abroad like the mire of the streets.
English Revised Version
Then did I beat them small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of the streets, and did spread them abroad.
Webster's Bible Translation
Then I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I stamped them as the mire of the street, and spread them abroad.
2 Samuel 22:43 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
36 And Thou reachest me the shield of my salvation,
And Thy hearing makes me great.
37 Thou makest my steps broad under me,
And my ankles have not trembled.
The Lord bestows the true strength for victory in His salvation. The shield of salvation is the shield which consists of salvation, of the helping grace of the Lord. ענתך, for which we find in the psalm ענותך, thy humility, i.e., God's condescending grace, does not mean "thy humiliation," but "thy hearkening," i.e., that practical hearkening on the part of God, when called upon for help, which was manifested in the fact that God made his steps broad, i.e., provided the walker with a broad space for free motion, removing obstructions and stumbling-blocks out of the way. God had done this for David, so that his ankles had not trembled, i.e., he had not been wanting in the power to take firm and safe steps. In this strength of his God he could destroy all his foes.
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2 Kings 13:7
For there was not left to Jehoahaz an army of more than fifty horsemen and ten chariots and ten thousand footmen, for the king of Syria had destroyed them and made them like the dust at threshing.
Against a godless nation I send him, and against the people of my wrath I command him, to take spoil and seize plunder, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
Who stirred up one from the east whom victory meets at every step? He gives up nations before him, so that he tramples kings underfoot; he makes them like dust with his sword, like driven stubble with his bow.
I stirred up one from the north, and he has come, from the rising of the sun, and he shall call upon my name; he shall trample on rulers as on mortar, as the potter treads clay.
Then my enemy will see, and shame will cover her who said to me, "Where is the LORD your God?" My eyes will look upon her; now she will be trampled down like the mire of the streets.
They shall be like mighty men in battle, trampling the foe in the mud of the streets; they shall fight because the LORD is with them, and they shall put to shame the riders on horses.
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