New American Standard Bible
I pursued my enemies and overtook them, And I did not turn back until they were consumed.
King James Bible
I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
Darby Bible Translation
I pursued mine enemies, and overtook them; and I turned not again till they were consumed.
World English Bible
I will pursue my enemies, and overtake them. Neither will I turn again until they are consumed.
Young's Literal Translation
I pursue mine enemies, and overtake them, And turn back not till they are consumed.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them - He had not only routed them, but had had strength to pursue them; he had not only pursued them, but he had been enabled to come up to them. The idea is that of complete success and absolute triumph.
Neither did I turn again - I was not driven back, nor was I weary and exhausted, and compelled to give over the pursuit.
Till they were consumed - Until they were all either slain or made captive, so that the hostile forces vanished. None of my enemies were left.
LibraryConviction of Weakness.
The soul in the state of abandonment can abstain from justifying itself by word or deed. The divine action justifies it. This order of the divine will is the solid and firm rock on which the submissive soul reposes, sheltered from change and tempest. It is continually present under the veil of crosses, and of the most ordinary actions. Behind this veil the hand of God is hidden to sustain and to support those who abandon themselves entirely to Him. From the time that a soul becomes firmly established …
Jean-Pierre de Caussade—Abandonment to Divine Providence
The King --Continued.
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2 Samuel 7:9
"I have been with you wherever you have gone and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make you a great name, like the names of the great men who are on the earth.
But the wicked will perish; And the enemies of the LORD will be like the glory of the pastures, They vanish-- like smoke they vanish away.
Through You we will push back our adversaries; Through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us.
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