New American Standard Bible
Blessed be the LORD, Who has not given us to be torn by their teeth.
King James Bible
Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
Darby Bible Translation
Blessed be Jehovah, who gave us not up a prey to their teeth!
World English Bible
Blessed be Yahweh, who has not given us as a prey to their teeth.
Young's Literal Translation
Blessed is Jehovah who hath not given us, A prey to their teeth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Blessed be the Lord - The Lord be praised; or, We have reason to praise the Lord because we have been delivered from these calamities.
Who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth - The figure is here changed, though the same idea is retained. The imago is now that of destruction by wild beasts - a form of destruction not less fearful than that which comes from overflowing waters. Such changes of imagery constantly occur in the Book of Psalms, and in impassioned poetry everywhere. The mind is full of a subject; numerous illustrations occur in the rapidity of thought; and the mind seizes upon one and then upon another as best suited to express the emotions of the soul. The next verse furnishes another instance of this sudden transition.
Q-7: WHAT ARE THE DECREES OF GOD? A: The decrees of God are his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he has foreordained whatsoever shall come to pass. I have already spoken something concerning the decrees of God under the attribute of his immutability. God is unchangeable in his essence, and he-is unchangeable in his decrees; his counsel shall stand. He decrees the issue of all things, and carries them on to their accomplishment by his providence; I …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
There is a kind of man whose teeth are like swords And his jaw teeth like knives, To devour the afflicted from the earth And the needy from among men.
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