English Standard Version
You crushed Rahab like a carcass; you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
King James Bible
Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
American Standard Version
Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; Thou hast scattered thine enemies with the arm of thy strength.
Thou hast humbled the proud one, as one that is slain: with the arm of thy strength thou hast scattered thy enemies.
English Revised Version
Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with the arm of thy strength.
Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thy enemies with thy strong arm.
Psalm 89:10 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The poet, who, as one soon observes, is a חכם (for the very beginning of the Psalm is remarkable and ingenious), begins with the confession of the inviolability of the mercies promised to the house of David, i.e., of the הסדי דוד הנּאמנים, Isaiah 55:3.
(Note: The Vulgate renders: Misericordias Domini in aeternum cantabo. The second Sunday after Easter takes its name from this rendering.)
God's faithful love towards the house of David, a love faithful to His promises, will he sing without ceasing, and make it known with his mouth, i.e., audibly and publicly (cf. Job 19:16), to the distant posterity. Instead of חסדי, we find here, and also in Lamentations 3:22, חסדי with a not merely slightly closed syllable. The Lamed of לדר ודר is, according to Psalm 103:7; Psalm 145:12, the datival Lamed. With כּי־אמרתּי (lxx, Jerome, contrary to Psalm 89:3, ὅτι εἶπας) the poet bases his resolve upon his conviction. נבנה means not so much to be upheld in building, as to be in the course of continuous building (e.g., Job 22:23; Malachi 3:15, of an increasingly prosperous condition). Loving-kindness is for ever (accusative of duration) in the course of continuous building, viz., upon the unshakeable foundation of the promise of grace, inasmuch as it is fulfilled in accordance therewith. It is a building with a most solid foundation, which will not only not fall into ruins, but, adding one stone of fulfilment upon another, will rise ever higher and higher. שׁמים then stands first as casus absol., and בּהם is, as in Psalm 19:5, a pronoun having a backward reference to it. In the heavens, which are exalted above the rise and fall of things here below, God establishes His faithfulness, so that it stands fast as the sun above the earth, although the condition of things here below seems sometimes to contradict it (cf. Psalm 119:89). Now follow in Psalm 89:4-5 the direct words of God, the sum of the promises given to David and to his seed in 2 Samuel 7, at which the poet arrives more naturally in Psalm 89:20. Here they are strikingly devoid of connection. It is the special substance of the promises that is associated in thought with the "loving-kindness" and "truth" of Psalm 89:3, which is expanded as it were appositionally therein. Hence also אכין and תּכין, וּבניתי and יבּנה correspond to one another. David's seed, by virtue of divine faithfulness, has an eternally sure existence; Jahve builds up David's throne "into generation and generation," inasmuch as He causes it to rise ever fresh and vigorous, never as that which is growing old and feeble.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Rahab. or, Egypt
thy strong arm. Heb. the arm of thy strength
"God will not turn back his anger; beneath him bowed the helpers of Rahab.
And he sent out his arrows and scattered them; he flashed forth lightnings and routed them.
God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him!
Rebuke the beasts that dwell among the reeds, the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples. Trample underfoot those who lust after tribute; scatter the peoples who delight in war.
Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon; behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush-- "This one was born there," they say.
For behold, your enemies, O LORD, for behold, your enemies shall perish; all evildoers shall be scattered.
Flash forth the lightning and scatter them; send out your arrows and rout them!
Jump to PreviousArm Broken Bruised Carcass Crush Crushed Death Enemies Flight Mighty Pieces Rahab Scatter Scattered Slain Strength Strong Wounded
Jump to NextArm Broken Bruised Carcass Crush Crushed Death Enemies Flight Mighty Pieces Rahab Scatter Scattered Slain Strength Strong Wounded
LinksPsalm 89:10 NIV
Psalm 89:10 NLT
Psalm 89:10 ESV
Psalm 89:10 NASB
Psalm 89:10 KJV
Psalm 89:10 Bible Apps
Psalm 89:10 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 89:10 Chinese Bible
Psalm 89:10 French Bible
Psalm 89:10 German Bible
ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.