New American Standard Bible
Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles, Because of the presence of the enemy and the avenger.
King James Bible
For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger.
Darby Bible Translation
Because of the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and the avenger.
World English Bible
At the taunt of one who reproaches and verbally abuses, because of the enemy and the avenger.
Young's Literal Translation
Because of the voice of a reproacher and reviler, Because of an enemy and a self-avenger.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For the voice of him ... - That is, Because I hear the voice of him that reproaches and blasphemes. The word rendered blasphemeth, means properly to use cutting words; then, to reproach or revile. It may be applied either to people or to God. In the former case, it means reproach or reviling; in the latter, blasphemy in the usual sense of that term, denoting reproachful words concerning God. The word may be used here in both these senses, as it is evident that not only were the people the subject of reproach, but that God was also.
By reason of the enemy - That is, the foreign enemies, or those who had invaded the land.
And avenger - Of him who had come to take vengeance. Here the word refers to the foreign enemies of the nation, and to the spirit by which they were actuated; their purposes to avenge themselves of what they regarded as wrongs, or take vengeance on a nation which they had long hated. Compare the notes at Psalm 8:2.
LibraryThe Story of God's Mighty Acts
Now, my dear friends, this morning I intend to recall to your minds some of the wondrous things which God has done in the olden time. My aim and object will be to excite your minds to seek after the like; that looking back upon what God has done, you may be induced to look forward with the eye of expectation, hoping that he will again stretch forth his potent hand and his holy arm, and repeat those mighty acts he performed in ancient days. First, I shall speak of the marvellous stories which our …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.
How long, O God, will the adversary revile, And the enemy spurn Your name forever?
Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.
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